Yum yum yum… Japanese BBQ!
Although, it was definitely an experience that you have to have once (and really fun), I probably won’t go back unless someone else is dying to try it.
Last time I went they had some silly and fun items on the menu like the beefy popcorn (with loads of MSG I’m sure), and the curry puffs that you grill on your table. Both were just that–silly and fun, but nothing remarkable.
Not sure if all these things are still on the menu, but we also had this cheesy fondue that wasn’t really too exciting. The meat was overcooked and the bread a bit stale.
We wrapped up our apps with the Niku-Uni, chuck flap topped with sea urchin and fresh wasabi. Not sure if it was anything too great–just mediocre uni and meat with that oily seasoned seaweed you get in those snack packs at Japanese grocers.
Finally, we ordered a lot of different things ranging from the different cow stomachs to different cuts of meats. It was exciting because I haven’t had a lot of these things before, but altogether I wasn’t really impressed by anything too delicious. A few of the stomach dishes were just incredibly chewy and I think I was making funny faces the entire time…
Looks like chicken, but it’s actually cow parts…
And some beef tongue…
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