Price Range : $11-30 ($$)
Adress: 6073 Haggerty Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48323
Phone: (248) 624-8666
- list_altTakes ReservationsNo
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- thumb_upGood ForDinner
- local_parkingParkingPrivate Lot
- directions_bikeBike ParkingNo
- accessibilityGood for KidsNo
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- volume_upNoise LevelAverage
- local_barAlcoholFull Bar
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingNo
- tvHas TVYes
- turned_in_notWaiter ServiceYes
This place is awesome. It's a cozy izakaya-style place. Come sit at the bar and watch them cook or sidle up to a booth while you contemplate your order. When it comes to food, think of Japanese tapas - small plates to share!
Some of the highlights food-wise over the times I have come here include:
Jyujyuyaki - steak, potatoes and sausage on a sizzling cast-iron pan. Steak is actually surprisingly tender and don't overlook the corn.
Fried Oysters (Kaki fry): fried, seafood-y goodness. What's NOT to love?
Agedashi tofu - I love tofu, and even more so when it's fried, breaded and served in a light broth with the trimmings. Do watch out for the large ginger slices, I know they're not for everyone.
Tempura Udon - not bad. I prefer the Udon at, say Ima or Ajishin but this definitely can hit the spot on a cold day.
Tofu nabe - Think Japanese hotpot, where all the ingredients and broth are already together. Served at tableside on a burner, this can be HOT! This is absolutely a hearty and perfect dish for those cold midwest winters and perfect to share with a party. My only wish was that this came with some rice to soak up all the deliciousness.
I need to go and try the Chazuke dishes for sure. My only things for this place are that I wish they had a better selection of alcohol. No complaints about the Sapporo and Kirin and small sake collection, but some good quality hard alcohol wouldn't be a bad idea. Their location is also a bit of a minus - it is far out in the suburbs but it is certainly worth the trip. Do check it out for a very different kind of food than you'll find around the D.
So happy to know there's a itzakaya style restaurant so close to my parents! Did not expect this in West Bloomfield but everything was really fun to try! We got a ton of stuff, and I was so busy eating and tasting little things that I forgot to keep track of everything we got! Everything was really reasonably price though.
The pork pancake was really good and gingery and we got small fried fish to try as well. These fish are super small though so I'd get a few if you have more people in your party. They also have a bitter melon dish that my Chinese family weirdly deemed to be authentically Chinese, and it was really good! We also had a soft tofu in a sweeter sauce that was tender and delicious.
The only thing we weren't a fan of was a raw beef dish, where a lot of the beef slices were still frozen and icy. That wasn't appetizing for anyone in our group. There was also a questionable experiment of octopus in a sauce that I can only describe as parmesany. At any rate, since all dishes were small, the risk of trying something weird just added to the fun for me.
The space is really small so sitting at the counter is a still a tight squeeze. Service is very good and attentive and polite. Their list of specials seems to change frequently and looks like there's even more stuff on it than the regular menu. I'd be really happy to come back all the time and just keep trying different items. Very excited about this place!
Been to a few izakaya's in the area, this one is the best. They have a really cool atmosphere with an open kitchen where you can see them prep/cook food, legit Japanese chefs and real home food. Huge menu you will probably spend some serious time studying to decide what to order.
Awesome Awesome awesome awesome!!!! This is all i can say about this place! The service is Awesome! The price is awesome! And the food is awesome!
The variety is awesome!!!!
Came w group of friends last night and everything sampled was WAY TASTY! First time to an izakaya (think Japanese tapas) -- so many options my eyeballs hurt trying to scan & identify selections. Cozy ambience, clean interior, casual feel. Attentive care with well-paced dish service. Heads up: no desserts here (at least none featured/listed on menu). Will def be back to try more options!