Friday, April 30, 2010
The Izaka-ya by Katsu-ya
Farts and I took Pinks out again for lunch to Izaka-ya by Katsu-ya, Pinks is moving to SF on Saturday. Izaka-ya by Katsu-ya is the less expensive version of Katsu-ya. We went there for their lunch deals. Farts and I misheard the lunch deal and thought it was $12 for salad, five sushi pieces and a roll and figured that wouldn’t be enough so we ordered additional rolls…it turned out the lunch deal came with ten sushi pieces….
We had a…
Crispy rice w/ Spicy Tuna. Farts love this roll but it’s overrated. The rice needed to be crispier.
Tuna and crab roll—I forgot the name of the roll since I’m allergic to crab…
Eel and avocado roll. I’ve had better. The rice was mushy.
As mentioned, the sushi lunch deal came with a salad lightly dressed in a non-Japanese sweet dressing.
I was annoyed that I couldn’t substitute the sushi/roll items that I was allergic to (the California roll, hokki clam, shrimp and salmon roe) with other fish. Well I could but I had to pay extra. It was an additional $6 to change those items. This is what their lunch sushi deal looks like….
and this is what mine looked like…
This was my second time at the restaurant, and I still don’t get why Farts love Izaka-ya. Their sushi is dull , overrated, and overpriced. The lunch deal is not a bad price for those who can eat all the items. I should have doused the sushi with the wasabi and soy sauce. Come here if you’re a Katsu-ya fan but not if you want good sushi.
Address: 8420 W 3rd St, LA, CA 90048
Phone#: (323) 782-9536