Crispy Rice "Barber" (three kinds) and some other new dishes outdoor seating at Hakata Izakaya Hero

Hero has been perfecting his rice burger. It kind of looks like In-and-Out packaging.
3 kinds - Tsukune, Yakiniko and a third one, I can’t recall.
Forgot to take an unwrapped shot but it was so delicious.
New agadashi tofu and a few other dishes too.

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That barber looks delicious

Gonna need a coronal view on that picture, CB… :smiley:

Here’s one from their IG

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Hopefully, one day he’ll get the hang of this. :grin:

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Here ya go!

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And a “Jaws” shot

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Looks like you got the Tsukune so chicken, correct?

Yup

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Bigmouth strikes again!

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This Charming Man just threw a cross-thread joke!

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Bobby, It Was Really Nothing…

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Stop me, I think I’ve heard this one before

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Had a “Wine Weenie” dinner in the parking lot beer garden the other night. Hiro’s upped his game during the pandemic. The menu’s been refined but is still so accessible and delicious.

So happy to have an A-level Izakaya on the west side of LA.

Sorry - no pictures. Too busy yakking about old wines. :nerd_face:

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Went to Izakaya Hero today. Will be doing a write-up soon. TLDR: It’s my favorite izakaya in LA now.

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Agreed.

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My report on my recent visit:

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Great post.
We go very other week- his food is so darn tasty.
Love
Cucumber with “devils” miso
Kara-age.
Homemade Mentaiko
Pan fried Ramen
Pork Shabu
Cilantro or Green Onion Skewers
Hirame

I wish I liked mostunabe

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Yeah, man. Hiro’s menu is so extensive. I can’t wait to dig in further.

He also preps yakiniku-style cuts togo. Grill at home on your own shichirin! We didn’t order any of the beef items on our previous visit, but I am sure they are excellent because of his extensive experience at Manpuku.

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Eh, you say “barber”, I say “badger”…