Friday, November 9, 2007

A visit to Asaka

Just came back from Asaka, Japanese restaurant.

After 6 years of not having good Sushi it was a pleasant experience. The ambiance was very good, the service was great and the fish was very fresh and nicely cut.

Their "Sushi Happy hour" Tuesday-Suncay 5-7 is a great advantage ~$1 per nigri is good. The bill was pleasantly low.

The chef was fun to converse with and engaging.

A couple small snags. The fish was pre-sliced when I arrived. Some purists may prefer to have the fillets cut then and there. This was a minor thing.

Another minor thing is that you do not directly order to the sushi chef at the bar. A little order card is filled out and handed to him. They do it to keep track of pricing. It's a bit of a barrier and removes some spontaneity.

It's not much of a problem because you can still talk with the chef and he is very pleasant and tells you whatever you want.

A possible problem is selection. They had good fish selection, but they may not have some of the more exotic and seasonal items.

I was there on a Friday night and while the dining room was full there were very few people at the sushi bar itself. More did come as I ate, so I could have been early.

They also have private rooms for more intimate dining.

In all it seemed to be one of the better places in Indy. There is the possibility that there is another place out there that has improvements over this one.

However, it has good fish at nice prices served by chefs and waitresses that do their jobs well. It is not one of the "trendy" Sushi places that only has overpriced roles full of artificial crabs.

2 comments:

Sean said...

You mean to tell me after living in Buffalo for so long you never tried Kuni's Sushi?!

I JUST NOW found out you like sushi. Holy crap ...

The Jack said...

Sorry about that.

There was a really good place that I went to before UB, and I just fell outta practice.