There has been a lot of talk about this small izakaya, located downtown on St-Catherine street (Concordia University ghetto). While some foodies dis the place because of the unbearable line-up, others are more than happy to find the time to wait for a seat, knowing what’s coming. In my opinion, waiting in line is part of the full experience.
The food is just total bliss. Innovation and tradition meet in every dish. It’s not just Japanese food served by real Japanese people, it’s also a very dedicated chef that does it right. The atmosphere is warm and intimate of course, due to its size. Menu-wise, there are the classics like the tuna-salmon bowl, the shrimp burger or the ramen (home-made alkaline noodles!). But watch out for the salmon belly, it comes around town only when extremely fresh. Other hits like the home-made sake ice-cream, the fried gyoza or the salmon head bring out the delicate aromas of Japan.
Mr. Kazu who has dreams of going back to Japan and pursue his surfing career tells us that he’s not sure how long we’ll have the chance of getting high on food. So don’t hesitate too much and remember that patience is the key.
Yum, fun and cheers!