Tempura Nagomi is a new concept that occupies the former sushi counter inside of i-naba. The original tempura counter is still there but is now sharing space with a sushi area.
chef hiro will be switching between both counters; working at tempura nagomi primarily and at the original on off nights. an assistant will be at the original counter when chef hiro is at nagomi.
the tempura was excellent as always and the non-tempura items were fine but i could do without them. aside from a couple special tempura pieces (fresh shrimp, amadai, snow crab) i believe you can order everything else alc at the original counter. i’m glad i tried it but next time i’ll be at the original counter ordering alc with a side of soba, battera and extra squid and shittake. or if i wanted to splurge go to tempura endo.
chicken pate with uni sauce
steamed conch with daikon
a bit overcooked
where’s the rest of my head?
never had this as tempura before and it was fantastic. the fish was fluffy and the scales were left on to crisp up like potato chips. reminded me of a dish i had at jungsik once. if they offer this alc it’s a must order. highlight. @Chowseeker1999, @foodshutterbug, @Starchtrade, @TheCookie, @attran99, @chinchi, @NYCtoLA, @Hungrydrunk, @Bookwich, @thechez5
kisu (japanese whiting)
nice acidic interlude to reset the palate.
a bit tough
daikon, cucumber, tamago, salmon
another nice refresher
tairagai no isobeyaki
perfectly fried with no grease at all
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