Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sushi Hachi 鮨八

My favorite type of cuisine is Japanese food. And I love Japanese homemade meals. I remember the year when I stayed with a host family in Kyoto and had homemade dinners everyday, those were heavenly times. That proves I could literally eat Japanese food every single day of my life and not get sick of it. EVERRRR. 

I wasn't a big fan of sashimi when I was younger. I guess that was because I didn't know where the good stuff was ! I forgot what instantly made me a loyal follower of good sashimis in town, but here I am now, craving for Hachi from time to time. 

I've been eating at Hachi for a while now. In the beginning I thought it was such a hidden little gem. I remember sitting at the sushi bar trying to take photos of the food and the owner told me not to advertise them online because they do not want too many customers. They wish to keep the customer number down in order to better control the quality of their dishes. Hachi indeed only has two people running the place - the owner being the sushi chef and his wife, the waitress. 

But unfortunately, and fortunately, because of its delicious and fresh food, it has becoming more and more well-known now. It is sometimes impossible to reserve a seat. Their very limited operation hours don't help too :(  People still flow in from all directions, nonetheless.

Hachi is pretty small and has no kitchen. So if you are looking for warm Japanese rice bowls, bento boxes, or ramen, this is not the place. Their main thing is sashimi and sushi. If you are looking for California Rolls, this is not the place either. Hot food wise, Hachi does offer a few options, like an Oden, a grilled fishhead, or BBQ squid. 

If you are not familiar with the different type of fishes. JUST ORDER EVERYTHING. Order randomly. Everything is good, I'm not even joking. In Hachi, you can really close your eyes and point. I actually do that all the time. I will order knowingly and speedily but I actually had no idea what I will end up with. 

Well, I do know a few of my favorite things - like Uni, Toro, Tamago (egg), chopped scallops, amaebi (sweet shrimp), and Ankimo (fish liver). I do like Saba too, but most people find it too fishy.

I can confidently say Hachi is my favorite transitional Japanese restaurant when it comes to sushi and sashimi. There is absolutely nothing negative I can say about this place and I hope all of you will have the same experience as well :) 

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1 comment:

  1. After reading this post, I've decided to give this place a try. I hope they will let me take photos!


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