Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Izakaya on Smith
"Lobster tempura, mixed greens and yuzu sauce inside. Spicy kani, mango and eel sauce on top."
This was one of the tastiest sushi rolls I have ever had.
There were plenty of other dishes on the table and I wish I could have photographed them all, but as I said, it was hard taking photos this evening. Chris had a spicy tuna roll that he said was great, Johnny had Hamachi Kama (grilled yellowtail collar) that he loved, and there was plenty more.
My one complaint with Izakaya on Smith is that the service was very slow. Now, I admit there were seven of us and we all ordered multiple dishes, but as I mentioned at the beginning, there was never more than three other tables in the entire restaurant. It should not have taken more than 90 minutes for some of our dishes to arrive. (There was an hour lag between receiving my rock shrimp and sushi roll.) After I had been at the restaurant two hours, I had to leave, and my brother still had not received a plate of sushi he had ordered.
I really liked the food at Izakaya on Smith. Far too often I have been to places calling themselves izakaya where I feel like they are serving frozen Costco-quality dumplings (which is not to say bad, just very basic) and laughing at me back in the kitchen. This food was all really good. So I will return and give it another try. Hopefully it won't take as long next time.
Posted by JustinM at 9:30 AM