Saturday, August 23, 2014
This is authentic Japanese. They do use good ingredients.
We came here for the soba which is handmade. I agree, he does make good soba. It is also cooked Al dente. And having just returned from a trip to Japan, they also gave us a pot of broth where the soba was cooked in to add to our broth in the bowl after finishing our soba; just like they do in Japan.
The Omakase is the best deal of the house. For a fixed price, one can get 7 items. They are small "tapas" tasting size. My favorite out of the Omakase were the following:
Other items served were:
There was also tofu with uni but I had forgotten to take a picture of it.
While waiting before dinner because we arrived early, I ordered corn tempura. It was quite good and reasonable. Eaten dipped in Japanese pepper.
Daruma has a sushi bar downstairs. Maybe I will try it next time. They said the sushi area is open only in the evening. But Daruma-ya on the main floor is open for lunch and dinner. I think I will try it again next time.
It's not easy to find this restaurant so here's a map for you:
Sushi Azabu (downstairs)
428 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013