The GF and I were originally looking for Malone's Bar and Grill but since that place was shut down for renovations, we came into a strip mall and decided on this restaurant.
It's a cramped place but there is good space between tables for privacy and has the typical minimalist Japanese décor. I gave the ambiance and 4/5 rating because the place looked slightly outdated inside. However, the workers were genuine Japanese (not Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese chefs) and their spoken words were heard throughout the food service. This is not a bad thing and their language is pleasant and polite sounding. This added more authenticity to the whole experience.
The food took about 10 minutes to arrive but my gosh! I everything was uber fresh. The tempura and salad were crisp, chicken meat in the teriyaki bento box was fresh and not rubbery like some places. The rolls were fresh but their shape could have been better - they were not perfectly round but this is by far not a deal breaker at all since it is the taste and freshness that is more important. The whole dinner for two costed under 18 bucks and we were super full too.
The staff were friendly and thanked us for coming when we got ready to leave.
I might add that this place was packed with customers and we got to eat and leave without any fuss..
The only other negative thing is that our table was right next to the entrance so we felt the 0 degree winter weather everytime someone came in. Try to get a seat away from the entrance if you do come here.
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