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The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal
25 - 50 USD
Since the mid-eighties, this local darling has been doing solid business thanks to its elevated ingredients, skilled kitchen and excellent value. For around $20, the soba lunch set will warm the heart of any frugal fan of Japanese cuisine. This feast unveils a bowl of green tea noodles in hot, crystal-clear dashi stocked with wilted water spinach and fish cake, accompanied by lean tuna chirashi, yellowtail and kanpyo. The ten-don, a jumbo shrimp tempura served over rice, is just as enticing. The à la carte offerings draw crowds seeking seasonal fish sourced from Japan as well as a host of tasty cooked preparations. Diners who make their way into this minimalist dining room may choose to sit at one of their many wood tables or sizable counter.