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Reviewed 15 April 2020 via mobile

We found this place accidentaly but we absolutely loved it! Cheap beer and sake, "smoky" Japanese atmosphere, excellent sashimi, nice staff, fairly priced menu! We loved everything in this small eatery, especially the sashimi, that was our favourite! It was so fresh and yummy. They...have english menu, also they have a daily special menu that you have to ask separately. Totally recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

Very good Izakaya restaurant. Popular so book ahead. Be prepared to sit on the floor in traditional style. There was a very good variety of foods and good quality. The tofu was silky soft. Also loved the mushroom dish and cheese sticks. The fish dishes...were excellent. It is a small restaurant with definite Japanese character. Like many of these good restaurants, tucked away. In this case down the steps to basement level. Very good sake. Good value.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 20 January 2020 via mobile

We were on our way to enjoying the tasty food in this basement izakaya until there was a serious delay in our order. We had ordered four grilled fish. Unfortunately they had run out of fish for one of us but served the rice and...miso soup anyhow. There was a bit of confusion and a really inordinate delay in receiving a replacement meal. The English waitresses were very unhelpful and flippant about our situation but the lovely Japanese chef and waiter were very apologetic and gave my son an extra dish.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 25 December 2019

Great food, has a lot of options, for the whole family (vegetarian, children...) The staff were very nice! We had such a good time we came two nights in a row! Very recommended

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 12 March 2019 via mobile

hidden away in a nondescript basement. but once you enter, you feel like you are one of the japanese ! chicken meat balls were excellent! scallop cold dish was great! mushrooms w tofu was delicious as well! we also had the potato w cheese in...the pan. yum! the staff were friendly and helpful as well! we had a great time!More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 4 February 2019

For the braver western traveller, this is an eye opener. Constantly busy (only taking bookings for 6pm or 6.30pm sitting), it has well priced drinks (no high-brow stuff) and many small sharing plates. Kids loved the chicken yakitori skewers. The pork-gut soup was exactly as...expected; the thinly sliced horse meat sashimi was suprisingly mild of flavour, to be accompanied by a horseradish or garlic kick. The usual suspects of ramen (sold out last night), udon, and grilled rice ball were present for the faint-hearted. For vegetarians, then grilled mushrooms were juicy, and there were 4-5 different tofu dishes including plump agadeshi tofu. Daily specials of grilled fish and sashimi changed frequently. There were seated areas as well as tatami-mat-style dining.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Definitely recommend if you want some great izakaya food. Make sure you book as we couldn’t get in the first time we tried without a booking. There are quite a few vegetarian options (as long as you like mushrooms, which I don’t!). I can’t remember...if they take credit card so best to be prepared to pay cash.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is located at the basement of the street and offers some great traditional Japanese food. We enjoyed sitting at the stools watching our food being prepared and organised in front of us. We had the yakitori, karaage, edamame and cold soba dish. All...was very good food washed down with Kirin draft beer. Definitely worth checking out if you’re staying in the area.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed 24 March 2018

We were a group of six and everything we ordered was very good. The menu has clear descriptions of the dishes and is fairly broad. There was a nice selection of sashimi. I had tuna and it was delicious.

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed 25 January 2018

This place was crazy! Firstly I didn’t even know it was there - down stairs and underneath a building. The big queue outside in the cold was the first sign of how good it was going to be. Once inside our booking for 7 was...‘double booked’ and we had to wait a while for our table to be put together. Ther was lots of to-ing and fro-ing with the waiter and boss/chef. However - worth the wait. We did have to sit on the floor which was a challenge for our backs. The food was FANTASTIC! Grilled mackerel, and tofu steaks were a stand-out. The vegans and the gluten-free diners in our group were well catered for (although there were bonito flakes on the tofu steak!). WE loved it and will try to get in again during our stay.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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