But when my parents were in town last month and we wanted to go out somewhere for dinner, the only requirement was this: somewhere close. It was freaking hot and we didn't feel like straying too far. Nanatori, being one block away, fit the bill perfectly.
But, of course, that's not really a bad thing. I like fried gyoza.
On one hand it tasted really good, so part of me loved it. But on the other hand it burned Elizabeth, so... well, no, I guess I loved it all around.
We had two different rolls: an avocado and asparagus roll, and the "Spicy Girl" roll (spicy crunchy tuna topped with salmon, yellowtail, avocado, and spicy mayo). I didn't eat much of these rolls - too much avocado for me - but I did not mind the bites I did have.
The service was great - probably the best I've had in Brooklyn Heights. In another case I might say something snarky like "Being the best service in Brooklyn Heights is like being valedictorian of summer school or the best reliever in the Angels bullpen," because overall the service in Brooklyn Heights is somewhere between not good and awful, but the service at Nanatori really was great. Our orders were coming out in less than five minutes and our drinks refilled constantly. When I placed the second order of spring rolls it seemed like they appeared in thirty seconds. (I'm sure it must have taken longer, it just seemed like they immediately appeared.)
I did not like Nanatori as much as I did Iron Chef House, but that's not fair: the latter was one of the most enjoyable Japanese meals I have ever had. But I was impressed with Nanatori. My main complaint is that the chefs seems to go a little crazy with the mayo-based condiments; I don't see any harm that would come from them easing up on that front... but that's not major complaint, I can always wipe off the excess sauce, as I did here. The food was good, the prices reasonable and the service great. I would be glad to return to Nanatori any time.