Hey Everyone! Nathan Olotoa here again for another review some local eats! In making more and more discoveries in University Place, we headed out to increase our knowledge of this great neighborhood.
What a surprise this establishment has been. I had originally set off to eat at an Italian restaurant but found it closed upon arrival. Rather than driving around looking for a new place to eat, my eyes scanned the area and I saw what appeared to be a hole in the wall (Part of a strip mall) Japanese Restaurant. University Place seems to be a treasure trove for these kinds of places.
We walked in to a very clean inviting atmosphere, were able to choose our own seating location, and greeted with a friendly smile. There is a large window in the rear where you can watch the chef cook. (Kind of fun to watch him work!) We were offered an array of drink choices and spent some time pouring over the menu. Ultimately I decided on the Hibachi Chicken, and a couple orders of sushi for me and my associate to try out.
The sushi is made at the counter in front of the chef, and you can watch it all being made. There is nothing like seeing a craftsman at work, and I really dig these places where you can watch your food being prepared.
The Chicken was excellent. Their sauce isn’t like many other “Teriyaki” Places. It’s a rather thin sauce, that is not very overwhelming, but complements the dish very well. Served with Rice and mixed vegetables (Very crispy and fresh!)
The Sushi was very flavorful. We had Spicy Tuna Sushi, and Salmon with Vegetables and Cream Cheese. The only down side to the sushi was that the seaweed was a little tough, but it was easy to forgive seeing all the other great things about this place.
This is probably the best place we have sampled so far in University Place. We’ve been lucky as to not find any place that we haven’t liked so far, but this place will have a hard time being topped.
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