Tag Archive: japanese

SF: Ramen at Katana-Ya

  While in SF over Labor Day weekend, we decided to go for something simple. I’m always down for ramen and had heard about this great place called Katana-Ya. It has a cult… Continue reading

Pasadena: Sashimi Plate at Sushi Ichi

  A couple of months ago, I was researching sushi restaurants in Pasadena. It’s a bit of a mystery why there are so few great restaurants in Pasadena. And in the case of… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Return to Honda-Ya

I recently went back to local favorite Honda-Ya. Although it was just the two of us, we ended up getting a bunch of dishes. Or more specifically, I ordered way too many dishes.… Continue reading

Berkeley: Soba at Ippuku

On my last trip to SF, we went over to Berkeley for lunch. We stopped in at Ippuku, lured in by their housemade soba with flour imported from Japan. It had a very… Continue reading

DTLA: Curry at Fat Spoon

When Fat Spoon first opened, I was like a kid in the candy store getting all the add-ons (see sides). Recently I went back and though it was just before the foie gras… Continue reading

New Beer Garden Items at Chaya Downtown

Summer at Chaya Downtown means the Beer Garden is back! Running until August 31, Chaya’s popular beer garden includes some new izakaya ¬†items this year. Now in its third year, it’s been interesting… Continue reading

SGV: Omakase at Z Sushi

For years I have wanted to try Z Sushi in Alhambra. I would see it as I would make my way slowly by streets from Alhambra to Pasadena. A couple of weeks ago,… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Japanese Bento Box at Oomasa

  There is no shortage of good Japanese restaurants in Little Tokyo but while I’ve been off trying the latest and greatest, I had forgotten about the charming restaurants that have been in… Continue reading

NYC: Ramen at Ronin Bar & Grill

While I was in New York, I had a ramen craving. Did I go to the ones I had mentally placed on my NYC eats list? No! I found the nearest Japanese restaurant… Continue reading

NYC: Sashimi at Mishima

  On my first night in New York City, we had dinner at Mishima. I had been up practically all night¬† and day and it had been a long travel day. While sushi… Continue reading