Rarely do I eat dinner in Shibuya but my colleague from Hong Kong was staying in the area so off for some Japanese seafood!
I'm a basic read of Japanese but this kinda threw me off... It was like Japanese in cursive. I just couldn't make it out so quickly.
This was at 6:20pm... by the time 7pm rolled along the entire place was full.
Of course Okinawan Umi-Budo (Sea Grapes) a must!
Sashimi platter... hmm... it was what you expect. Nothing special.
One of the tastiest dishes of the night. Fish cheek marinated in tasty sauce.
Oh don't ask the waiter for a recommended sake! The many choices of Nihonshu on the menu range from 400 - 500yen... but his recommendation is not on the menu and 950yen. Nah... I passed on that. There are places where 950yen for sake is very enjoyable but not at this very casual noisy Izakaya.
Have your expensive sake at Suju in Hikarie: http://tokyobelly.blogspot.jp/2013/02/shibuya-hikarie-suju-dining-smooth.html
I think at the end of the day its all about who you are dining with. I had a great time with my 2 colleagues... would I go back strictly based on the food? Nah...
Restaurant: Isari Juhachiban Izakaya
Tabelog Foodie: http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1303/A130301/13090034/
Isari Homepage: http://goodspiral.jp/isari/
Address J: 東京都渋谷区道玄坂2-6-12 道玄坂トロワービル 2FAddress E: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Dogenzaka 2-6-12
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