925 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Parking: Street, Lot, Private
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Caterers, Take Out, Seafood
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
01/30/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This is a Korean run restaurant so it really misses on the authenticity. I found the food to be medeocre... i think they cooked the tempura at the wrong temperature because it was a very heavy batter with a hard crunch (it should be light), and the ""sushi chef"" clearly did not have the requisite 7 years apprenticeship because the vinegar in the rice was off. Perhaps I'm being a bit critical, but I grew up with authentic Japanese food and you can taste the difference. Tokyo Subway is just around the corner on Santa Cruz. and offers great tasting food. The restaurant has been there for years so you know they're doing something right.
Personally, I believe the best restaurants are owned/run by people to truly understand the cuisine. I wouldn't want to eat Korean food made by Japanese since that's not their skill-set.