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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

OKINAWA NAHA: Don-Sushi Maguro-Ya at Tomari Iyumachi Seafood Restaurant Row... fresh maguro yum!

My uncle invited me to lunch on my visit to Okinawa... he always frequents this fisherman's wharf to pick up some extremely inexpensive fish.



I gave Don-Sushi Maguro-Ya a try.

Lots of different sushi bowls but I'm a huge maguro fan.

500 yen for my bowl.  Super fresh and it included Okinawan Umi-Budo! Yum.

Sea Grapes!



This fisherman's warf is filled with restaurants and fish shops just like Tsukiji on a smaller scale.
















If in Naha City you have to visit this place!

Restaurant: Don Sushi Maguro-Ya Honten
Address J: 沖縄県那覇市港町1-1-18 泊いゆまち
Address E: Okinawa-ken, Naha-shi, Minatomachi 1-1-18
MAP:  https://goo.gl/maps/ZkDExSkdRrB2

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EBISU: Ebisu Monja...Soupy pan fried batter with toppings. Great nomihoudai course but a bit smokey smelly.

What kind of Japanese foods can you actively participate in... Sukiyaki, Shabu Shabu and then there is Monjayaki. Went for the 3,500 yen full course set with 2.5 hours of nomihoudai.


Pretty big drink menu and you can re-order beers.

Cabbage with seasoned seaweed

Think this egg had noodles and pork inside.

We were allowed to select 1 style of Monja for the course.


Seafood konomiyaki


And so we selected the most expensive Monjayaki... the Margherita 1,280 yen.
Main seasoning was the basil sauce/


Waitress chopped up all the ingredients and made a circle... 

...then poured the remaining liquid into the circle.

Added a little mozzarella cheese on top and we just had to wait for most of the water to evaporate.  I'm a huge cheese fan but my friend who lives near the Tsukishima (home of Monja) said the quality was rather average.


6 Takoyaki balls. (My only Sony RX100 shot this night).


Chilled seasoned daikon radish with yuzu... this was good.

Seasoned pork plate on a bed of boiled beansprouts.


You can either have Yakisoba or Soba-Meshi (Rice dish) for the final choice.



And after a very long 2.5 hours we close with vanilla ice cream.

Overall for 3,500 yen we had a very generous course that with all you can drink menu.  The place is very smelly due to everyone making Monja so if you are planning to hit up a nice bar afterwards then this is a pass and it can get very hot so be prepared to sweat.  And for the staff... a bunch of what I can only assume part timers who neither smiled or very friendly. 

Restaurant:  Ebisu Monja
Address J: 東京都渋谷区恵比寿西1-10-10 若葉西ビル 2F
Address E: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Ebishi Nishi 1-10-10
MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/ho54vGvUTft

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