Posts in Category: Japanese

Totto Ramen | New York City, New York USA

Outside waiting. Make sure to sign your name on the clip board; Totto Ramen's system to determine who is next to be seated.

Outside waiting. Make sure to sign your name on the clip board; Totto Ramen’s system to determine who is next to be seated.

Finishing touch (torch?) to the pork belly

Finishing touch (torch?) to the pork belly

Delicious ramen. Chicken based broth.

Totto Miso Ramen. Chicken based broth. Per Totto’s website, “The finest Koji Miso and ground pork in a scoop atop slightly wavy noodles in original Paitan soup. Topped with a seasoned hardboiled egg, scallion, bean sprouts, onion and char siu pork. “

Gone.

Gone.

Making the final bowls of ramen for the day.

Making the final bowls of ramen for the day.


Totto.

Totto.


Totto Ramen
(information gathered 4/2014)
366 W 52nd Street (Bet. 8th & 9th Ave)
New York, NY 10019
212.582.0052

Hours
Mon – Sat
Lunch:
12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Dinner:
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sun
Dinner:
4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Parking
Walked from Pier 94. Side street possible.

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Yakitori Taisho | New York City, New York USA

Outside Yakitori Taisho (one of those 'All parties must be present before seating' kind of place)

Outside Yakitori Taisho (one of those ‘All parties must be present before seating’ kind of place)

Getting ready...

Getting ready…

Salmon Carpaccio

Salmon Carpaccio

Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki

Yakitori Combo A: Chicken, Chicken Skin, Chicken Gizzard, Pork Belly, and Chicken Meatballs.

Yakitori Combo A: Chicken, Chicken Skin, Chicken Gizzard, Pork Belly, and Chicken Meatballs.

Takoyaki

Takoyaki

Gyoza

Gyoza

Yakitori Chefs

Yakitori Chefs

 

 

Yakitori Taisho (information gathered 04/2014)
5 Saint Marks Pl Frnt 1
New York, New York 10003
212.228.5086

Hours
Mon – Wed 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Thu – Sat 6:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Sun 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Parking
Walked from MTA’s Astor station. Good luck with parking.

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Kokekokko | Los Angeles, California USA

Yakitori master Tomohiro Sakata

A closer look at Yakitori master, Tomohiro Sakata

There is definitely pride in quality of their product

There is much pride in maintaining the quality of their product

Wing

This in addition to the following menu items are referenced as shown; Wing

Gizzard

Gizzard

Wing Karayaki

Wing Karayaki

Zousui - porridge of rice chicken and vegetables

Zousui – porridge of rice chicken and vegetables

Heart

Heart

Skin

[Chicken] Skin

Decorations inside Kokekkoko

Decorations inside Kokekkoko

The aftermath of some tasty yakitori!

The aftermath of some tasty yakitori!

 

Kokekokko (information gathered 02/2014)
203 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213.687.-0690

Hours
Mon – Thur 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Fri – Sat 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Parking
Side street meter parking.

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Ramen Dojo | San Mateo, California USA

Dining Area

Dining Area

 

The Sign

The Sign

 

Kitchen

Kitchen

 

Pot Stickers

Pot Stickers

 

Garlic Pork Flavor - Roasted Pork, Fried whole garlic, kikurage mushroom, fresh green chives, quail egg, fresh seaweed, spicy code roe, shredded red pepper

Garlic Pork Flavor – Roasted Pork, Fried whole garlic, kikurage mushroom, fresh green chives, quail egg, fresh seaweed, spicy code roe, shredded red pepper

 

Soy Sauce Flavor - Roasted Pork, Fried whole garlic, kikurage mushroom, fresh green chives, quail egg, fresh seaweed, spicy code roe, shredded red pepper

Soy Sauce Flavor – Roasted Pork, Fried whole garlic, kikurage mushroom, fresh green chives, quail egg, fresh seaweed, spicy code roe, shredded red pepper

 

Ramen Dojo - all done :(

Ramen Dojo – all done :

 

Family friend suggested this place when she heard we were in the hunt for some good food. Definitely delivered. Best ramen I’ve yet to have in the states. Wow… Please go. Oh, and make sure to load up the bowl like I did. Those little extras really elevated the dish. Next time I’m back, I’m going again for sure.

 

Ramen Dojo (information gathered 6/2013)
805 S B St
San Mateo, CA 94401
650.401.6568

Hours
Daily 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30–9:00 pm

Parking
Side street parking was bountiful in the afternoon.

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Gato Arigato | Atlanta, Georgia USA

Gato Arigato

Gato Arigato

 

Nicholas Stinson and Allen Suh

Chef Nicholas Stinson and Chef Allen Suh

 

Cha-Mushi, athens duck egg, scallion, shisito, steam

Cha-Mushi, athens duck egg, scallion, shisito, steam

 

Miso Soup, chive, burdock, shiso, true dashi

Miso Soup, chive, burdock, shiso, true dashi

 

Green Salad, escarole, roast shiitake, spicy lotus root pickle, umeboshi plum dressing

Green Salad, escarole, roast shiitake, spicy lotus root pickle, umeboshi plum dressing

 

Okonomi Yaki, octopi, cabbage, kewpie, happy brown sauce

Okonomi Yaki, octopi, cabbage, kewpie, happy brown sauce

 

Vertical Radish Salad, myriad radish, purple kale, yuzu tofu dressing, matcha powder

Vertical Radish Salad, myriad radish, purple kale, yuzu tofu dressing, matcha powder

 

Pork Belly Mochi, japanese mustard, scallion oil

Pork Belly Mochi, japanese mustard, scallion oil

 

Sashimi, real wasabi, sudachi ponsu, shiso rice crispy paper

Sashimi, real wasabi, sudachi ponsu, shiso rice crispy paper

 

Oxtail Beef Goyza, dumpling, natto, chive, yuzu-kosho dipping vinegar

Oxtail Beef Goyza, dumpling, natto, chive, yuzu-kosho dipping vinegar

 

Peppers with bonito flakes

Peppers with bonito flakes

 

Ramen,Tonkotsu, pork bone broth, scallion, pork belly, bamboo, corn, egg

Ramen,Tonkotsu, pork bone broth, scallion, pork belly, bamboo, corn, egg

 

Ramen, shiitake, shiitake broth, scallion, nori, bamboo, edamame, spinach, corn

Ramen, shiitake, shiitake broth, scallion, nori, bamboo, edamame, spinach, corn

 

A little bit of everything? Sure, why not.. With all the dishes being $10 or less, was able to order one of everything and paid less than $100 (that includes tax/tip) for two fairly big eaters. Went on a Tuesday and had a great time; both Chef Stinson Chef Suh was able to talk on each dish’s preparation, how fun!! One thing we didn’t take advantage of was the BYOB, available but we were so hungry that even a short hop away from the Candler Park Market to buy some sake was taxing.

Favorite eat would have to be the Pork belly mochi. What a different take on what I’ve typically had sweet. Also, the Cha-Mushi was really delicate and delicious.

Gato Arigato (information gathered 2/2013)
1660 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
404.371.0889
Hours
Mon, Tues 7:00 – 11:00pm
Wed – Sun Closed

Parking:
Side street parking near and around the neighborhood.

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Umezono | Smyrna, Georgia USA

Outside Umezono

Outside Umezono

 

Noodles in a meat broth with slices of pork, spinach, and fish cake

Ramen in a meat broth with slices of pork, spinach, boiled egg, nori and fish cake

 

Here’s the scenario: you just got off the plane, it’s a cold, raining, and a bit late. There’s a mixture of fatigue meets jet lag meets hunger and before you can get home to pass out, you know you gotta fill that stomach, else it’ll never let you sleep. One of my top 10 foods for such an occasion is a nice hot bowl of simple yet flavorful ramen. Chewy noodles paired with a hot broth, it’s a more elegant solution for such a situation. Mmm… so good.

Umezono (information gathered 2/2013)
2086 Cobb Pkwy
Smyrna, GA 30080
770.933.8808
Hours
Mon – Thurs 11:30am – 2:00pm, 5:30 – 10:00pm
Fri – Sat 11:30am – 2:00pm, 5:30 – 10:30pm
Sun 5:30 – 10:00pm

Parking:
Plenty of parking, generally, in front of the restaurant.

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