Quick 1hr Shinkansen ride to Nagoya. Glad that we kinda missed the recent record heat, I can live with high of 84*f.
First time in Nagoya. Wandered by this place, good.
The Ahi were swimming strong, Oysters in clear clean water. We’re in.
Servers were shy, but friendly and accommodating. The dining room was bright, colorful and fun.
Menu cover has name, no biz card available.
iPad ordering. Also actual menus with enticing photos. Also various menu cards with specials not on the pad.
First up, Hi-balls x 2. Double shot option available - YES please!!!
Otoshi was Seaweed w/Japanese Yam. A bit slimy, with a hint of Wasabi. Token charge for Otoshi is a form of table charge.
Our server fished out our Ahi from the tank, not more than 4 minutes later:
Grilled Rice with what may be a crab butter center. Tasty.
Sashimi. Of course.
Japan has the Best. Fried. Food. Never greasy. Coating that corresponds to the item.
Best Calamari in recent memory. Shatteringly crisp. Squid tender and juicy.
Oysters in a light flour coat. Oysters were plump almost bursting with juicy. I’d wager they were fresh shucked of the tank also.
Weakest of the fried was the Karaage, Fried Chicken. But only held against the oyster and squid.
Wanted a beer next. Partner orders me a Hoppy. Nice bottle, but comes with a tall glass half filled with water and ice. WTF!??? Not one to complain, sucked it up and it was rather tasty.
Turns out this a somewhat special almost non-alcohol (.8%) brew and mixed with Shochu.
Cucumber dressed lightly with Sesame oil.
It’s now 5:30am and dawn is breaking. Breakfast time. Good night.