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77 N. Raymond Ave. (E. Union St.) Send to Phone
Japanese restaurant that holds its own against high-profile neighbors due to quality ingredients and pristine décor.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Restaurant Shaab Restaurant Review

: This low-profile establishment shares the block with two formidable neighbors, Yujean Kang's and Café Bizou, but holds its own with some solid Japanese cuisine. The narrow, smart-looking space is filled with tables draped in white linen. In the front of the restaurant is a prominent wraparound shabu-shabu bar atop which big pots of broth simmer on burners, while a tiny sushi bar is tucked away in the rear. It’s a homey environment with subtle touches of elegance. Shabu-shabu dinners incorporate generous amounts of prime rib or other meats, while seafood nabe is an Asian bouillabaisse with oysters, salmon, squid, mussels, clams, noodles and vegetables in a miso broth. In addition to quality sushi and sashimi --- thankfully, wacky rolls don’t dominate the menu --- there are some good tempura selections (including oysters and uni), as well as dishes like chicken liver with bacon (the kind of thing you’d find at a Japanese izakaya), plus noodles. Salmon teriyaki is offered, as is nattō, the fermented soybean dish that is an acquired taste.

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