My dish was equally huge and skewed sweet rather than spicy. I went with the yaki-udon stir fry, which is udon noodles with tofu, and it came with carrots, cabbage, onions and a slice of seaweed on top. I loved the soft noodles and veggies but wanted my tofu to be crunchier and have a little more flavor. It tasted exactly like the sauce, which was sweet and only sweet—something I don’t mind, but I can recognize the need for another note of flavor.
Brandon and I left feeling full and much more relaxed, carrying our leftovers so when we ate lunch at our desks in the busy office the next day, we could escape one more time to a cozy restaurant where warm food can melt away your stress along with the outside chill.
Know before you go
There are two doors. Use the front one to be greeted at the counter and be seated; the back one is a sure-fire way to have to wade through tables while people stare at you.
You can play it safe...
One of the most popular menu items is the OMO Box, a familiar bento box that lets you taste a little bit of everything.
...But we suggest you don’t
Order something you don’t recognize and you’ll get a more authentic Japanese experience. Owner Stephanie Liu made it a point to fill the menu with dishes she grew up eating in Japan.
Leftovers are encouraged
Portion sizes here are huge. It feels like you’ll never reach the bottom of the bowl, so you’ll take home a doggie bag. But it’s okay. The leftovers are microwave tested, and they reheat just fine.