Review: Ebisu

By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 9, 2011

A spicy tuna “tostada” ($5.95), lying on a crisp seaweed rice cracker, tastes and textures contrasting one another. Asupara maki ($4.25), firm spears of skewered asparagus wrapped in bacon.

Ika ($7), sliced grilled squid in teriyaki sauce on a bed of shredded cabbage, sprinkled with chili seasoning. Kawa ($2.50), which is — don’t laugh — skewered bundles of grilled chicken skin, crispy and marvelous.

The most ingenious item is the rice burger ($5.95), two crispy rice patties with mushroom and lettuce and choice of meat between them, lamb being Elaine’s favorite in this. Ingenious and yummy.

Don’t neglect their desserts. The ginger cheesecake sounded good, but the tempura ice cream was great, crunchy, cakey, cold.

Ebisu is owned and run by three Asian friends whose day jobs are at another Japanese restaurant. With all that practice before their place opens in the evening, they’re bound to get things right.

Bill Rodriguez can be reached atbill@billrod.com.

< prev  1  |  2  | 
  Topics: Restaurant Reviews , food, restaurants, sushi,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY BILL RODRIGUEZ
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   REVIEW: LOS ANDES  |  April 23, 2014
    There is a certain seraphic smile that spreads onto the face of someone approaching a favorite restaurant that he hasn’t indulged in for a long while.
  •   JAILHOUSE ROMP  |  April 23, 2014
    Come on, ’fess up. In your heart of hearts, you get a little tabloid thrill over a bang-bang jealous-lover news account.
  •   MEN AT WORK  |  April 16, 2014
    The Pulitzer Prize Board, which likes to honor theatrical gems of Americana, may have been remiss in not nominating David Rabe’s 1984 ' Hurlyburly .'
  •   SEARCHING FOR CLUES  |  April 09, 2014
    A "girl detective" makes her  world premiere.
  •   ROSE-COLORED MEMORIES  |  April 09, 2014
    Incessant media accounts of horrific events can prompt compassion fatigue.

 See all articles by: BILL RODRIGUEZ