On Friday, no one at the counter ate the bamboo leaves but is. Just the three chunks and called it a day. Missed out on some goodness
Love the photos.
How the actual heck do any of you guys get a reservation?? Refreshed like crazy into all dates in May already booked?!
I blame @lafoodie
Yeah things were done in the first 30 seconds.
I was out driving
If I’m aiming for Hayato, it would be for his Bento.
any idea if these are coming back?
not anytime soon
I’m not going to bury the lede: former-two-star-no-toto hayato is now future-three-star-yes-toto hayato.
hayato is now an automatic 3 star and worth a special journey. let’s face it, an american standard toilet ain’t gonna cut it.
can we get a hayato toto nft please?
toto neorest 700h
sakizuke - live santa barbara spot prawns, tosazu jelly, shiso blossoms, fava beans
(new) agemono (kakiage tempura) - corn, mitsuba, hokkaido scallop
(new) seared tairagai ushio-jiru, pea leaves
boiled in water with rice vinegar to get rid of any bitterness, simmered in dashi and light soy sauce and then charred over the fire with dark soy sauce. eat the other leaves like an artichoke.
(world premiere) shinogi - hokkaido uni, nori tsukudani, fresh wasabi, soy sauce
(og encore appearance) owan - dungeness crab suimono, kani miso, fish paste, dashi
so glad this one is back
(new) seared hatsu katsuo, ginger, shiso, myoga, salt
sake steamed abalone, abalone stock cubes, abalone liver sauce, wasabi
in-n-out secret menu - animal style
binchotan grilled hokkaido kinki, binchotan roasted maui onion
tempura anago, dashi ankake, ginger juice
loved how super crisp and crunchy the batter was
spring nabe (wakatakeni) - amadai, wakame, takenoko, kinome leaves
skin was first grilled and then the bottom steamed in dashi. kinome and takenoko
(world premiere) nodoguro gohan, miso soup, cucumber, turnip, myoga
just listen to the sound of the fat dripping on the binchotan while this is cooking.
sorry you couldn’t try any Brandon
harry’s berries gaviota strawberries, kinako whipped cream
not shown - yuki-roasted hojicha tea and uji sencha tea
The best of my 4 meals there and that’s saying something because the others were incredible. Last night was incerdibler.
The starship toto was clearly the highlight but it is hard to stop thinking of end of season bamboo, amadai wakame (with sansho leaves!), anago, kinky onion (not hungry onion), bonito and that crab ball and spot prawns. Such lovely late spring flavors.
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fun! One of my good friends (Victor) was there last night too. Posted a similar pic of Yuki. Good crowd!!
yep fun night, your name came up a couple times
something I should know about?