I've been going to Clubhouse for years and can attest that they are the original funky Izakaya house.
The menu is an oxymoron - you find the most authentic Japanese item (kimpira gobo - traditional home cooking) next to the Western cross Japanese dishes that are actually quite tasty (Cream cheese with asparagus sushi roll? Who would have thought!)
The menu itself is quite confusing and unorganized - from the "daily special" paper menu, to the regular menu to the "today's special" (different from daily special). It's quite daunting to the first timer or even a regular like me. It seems to me that they have over 300 items to please all tastebuds.
I give service a solid 3 - I only go on weekdays when it might be a little slower. The food comes out quite fast and I've only had a problem once with really slow service.
It had more of an energy before - I miss the days when owner Mas would greet you and then sit down and have a piece of your edamame claiming it was for quality control. Clubhouse is still a great quirky place to go and relax or to to meet up with friends and have some great sushi and okonomiyaki.
Tuna Tataki - best in town! Thick slices of seared tuna with daikon oroshi and special sauce is to die for!
Umai Tofu Salad - large portions - the dressing is so fresh
Cheese Chikuwa - great appy! Very Japanese with a twist.
Lastly, even with the new owners I feel the quality of the food is the same- as long as they don't change up the tuna tataki, I'm good to go!