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Izakaya Review – Indianapolis

April 14, 2009

Restaurant:  Izakaya
Locations: Indianapolis, IN
Address: 7325 East 96th Street  Indianapolis, IN 46250
Menu: Restaurant currently has no website
Type: Japanese Hibachi and Sushi
Loyalty Program: None Known
Today’s Meal: Lunch Menu Soup, Shrimp, Fried Rice, Veggies, and Soft Drink
Cost: Less than $20

Monday through Friday between 11a.m. and 2p.m., Izakaya serves the hibachi items from a lunch menu.  Several of the menu items were priced between $10 and $15 and came with fried rice as well as the vegetables.  Some of the items to choose from where the shrimp, scallops, chicken, and steak (not positive these were all in the $10-$15 range, but they would have only been a few dollars more being they were on the lunch menu).  They also had combos of chicken and steak or shrimp and steak.  The experience at Izakaya was very enjoyable.  The staff were very friendly and attentive, making sure all drinks were promptly filled and our orders accurately taken.  The cook was talented, displaying his skills on the hibachi grill in front of us.  The meal was very good.  All of the items seemed like they were a little salty, but perhaps this is the standard taste of this type of meal.  It’s been a while since I’ve eaten this type of food.  A person who was dining with me ordered the sushi, and they really enjoyed it.  They mentioned that it was the best sushi they had had in a while.  This was a very enjoyable dining experience.  I was with a large group and therefore we took up a whole table by ourselves.  It would be worth noting, if it was just a couple people dining together at the hibachi tables (where they cook your food right in front of you), you would likely be seated with other people you didn’t know unless you possibly went at a time of day when it wasn’t very busy.