There is an izakaya that opened up a while ago but I haven't had a chance to try it yet. One day in May, we decided to give it a try for lunch. Their lunch menu is totally different from the dinner menu. Their dinner is purely hot pot, all you can eat. I'm glad that we came for lunch because if I was going for hot pot, I would still go to my standby, Landmark.
We started off with a small sake and proceeded to review the menu.
All their Combo comes with a Miso Soup and some Spinach Gomae. The gomae wasn't overly dressed, so you could taste the sesame, but not drenched in it.
One of the "most popular" lunch dish from Japan (as said so on their menu). This is the Gyu Don, which is beef with sliced onions cooked in a special sauce, served on a bed of rice. We asked for it with the Spicy Sauce, which was probably a good choice. Without the spice, I think this dish would be overly sweet. Once the onions are caramelized, I think it turned the dish to the sweeter side. The beef was very tender, almost too soft from over-marinating.
We also got the G-be Sashimi Combo, with some Albacore tuna, Atlantic salmon, shrimp, squid, snapper and surf clam. There is also a 6 piece of California Roll, made with multi-grain rice (thus the odd pinkish tinge on the rice). The sashimi is sliced very thinly, and not the overly thick slices at Sushi Garden. I'm not a fan of tamago, but there it is.
We also tried the G-Be Chirashi Sushi Bowl - it's pretty much the same as the Sashimi Combo, minus the California Roll. It's also $2.50 cheaper, so I guess it's fair. The rice in the bowl is also multi-grain, a nice option to have.
Here is an overview of our whole lunch...including the sake, it was $45, but we were stuffed. Had I known that the two combos would be so similar, I probably would not have ordered both. But their menu choices are a bit limited, so be sure to check out their site before visiting.