Sunday, May 1, 2011

Hamachi Grill & Sushi House Review

Last night, Mark and I decided to go to a fabulous dinner at Hamachi house. Since we had just moved we figured it would probably be the only time we can celebrate our new life experiences and that was a restaurant we both wanted to try.

We always look at the menu to each restaurant we go to before we go there, so we pretty much had a basic idea of what we were getting. Mark has a horrible time deciding ANYTHING at restaurants, so this method is pretty much needed at our house before going to any restaurants.

We started off with ordering drinks. I got the Tokyo Rose martini - it has sake, peach schnapps, orange and cranberry juice. Mark ordered the Planter's Punch - with rum, triple sec, orange juice, pineapple juice and grenadine syrup. I really enjoyed both drinks, (as I tasted Mark's) but he didn't like his too much!

 My yummy drink.
Marks drink. 

We ordered a delicious appetizer next called Tonkatsu. It's a breaded pork cutlet with a sweet dipping sauce. It was absolutely delicious! I would definitely get this again! Also, the main courses come with miso soup and a salad which we got at the same time as our appetizer. The miso was a little salty, but yummy and the salad was super fresh with a gingery dressing. So good!

Don't mind the salad, I had started eating it and forgot to take a picture! 

For our mains I ordered Donburi, it was supposed to be your chicken, beef, or pork whatever you chose, simmered in a sweet sauce with egg, spring onion, regular onion and served on rice. Well, what I figured it would be was like a stir-fry type thing on rice. Well, it was more like an omelette with chicken in it, with an intensely too sweet sauce. I picked out the chicken and ate the plain rice, definitely was disappointing. However, Mark's meal was a different story. He ordered the yellow-fin tuna which looked and tasted absolutely divine, with Japanese fried rice and sake veggies. His meal pretty much made up for mine even though the price was a hefty $27.99. Even just the plating of his meal seemed worth the cost. Next time I know what to order! 

 It even looks disgusting! Yuck!

And finally for dessert! We finally decided on what we wanted and it was  Mount Fuji - a dark chocolate brownie with homemade vanilla ice cream and whipped cream on the side! The dessert alone made up for my crappy main and we savored every single moment! 

Yet again, we had already taken a bite but you can see the deliciousness! 

After we were done, Mark and I discussed what we would rate the restaurant. I thought the restaurant was beautiful. It was painted with fish, Mount Fuji and cherry blossom trees. The servers we had were kind, and our meal came very promptly. Even though my main was not as good as I had anticipated, everything made up for it, so I give Hamachi Grill and Sushi House an 8.5 out of 10. I will definitely go there again, but I will order sushi or teriyaki. 

I hope everyone enjoyed my review! 

Until next time, 


1 comment:

  1. Very funny we are the same way at our house we will look at the menus online and figure out what we want if we didnt we would be there for ever.. must be a foodie thing lol!