01/23/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I first tried this place 6 years ago and decided that I had made a mistake and would not be wasting my time when there were so many other places to go for Japanese. However, after reading scores of positive reviews I decided to give the place another shot thinking maybe ownership had changed and things had improved. I was sadly mistaken.
I ordered the Katsu Donburi. A standard of Japanese restaurants all over. The waitress didn't know what it was even though it is on the menu. I pointed at it on the menu and she still wasn't sure of my order. Fine, whatever, I fully expected to get the wrong dish.
When she did bring out my food, it was the correct dish but I thought there still had to be a mistake. It was the size of a side order of rice at any other Japanese restaurant. There was almost no pork, no egg, and no onion on it. Considering Katsu Donburi is pork, egg, and onion on rice, this is completely unacceptable. After I finally found the all of 3oz of pork, one egg (maybe) worth of egg, and couple of slivers of onion under the mound of seaweed flakes, I decided to see how it tasted. It tasted like nothing. It tasted like the soy sauce I poured over it and not much else. I did notice a textural oddity and realized that they had put white button mushrooms in the dish. It's not a standard ingredient in the dish and there's no need for cheap, tasteless filler in a RICE dish.
The worst part of the entire thing was getting the check and finding out this pathetic, tasteless, side dish they had the gall to call an entree was $15. Anywhere else this dish costs, at most, $10.
I don't see how this place keeps getting positive reviews.