Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hidden Japanese Gem

Chirashi - a multitude of raw fish and seafood served over perfect rice.

After hearing about this place from my neighbor, I finally ventured to Hashiguchi, Jr. and I haven't been able to stay away since! This place is hidden behind Lenox Square in a nondescript shopping center. The restaurant space is small, although they have a large private room in back. The sushi I sampled here was fabulous, especially the spicy tuna roll and the salmon nigri. I also had a bowl of tempura udon, which brought me back to my study abroad experience in Japan - filling and comforting on a cold winter's day. At lunch there are very good specials and I was surprised at how empty it was during the day. When I dined there in the evening it was much busier, but service was still quick and attentive. Another good sign is that both times I went, several groups of Japanese speakers were there. I even practiced my language skills a bit with the waitstaff, who all appear to be Japanese as well. At the cash register they sell Japanese snacks like Pocky and some traditional canned and bottled beverages. The green tea ice cream here was fabulous as well, with a very strong green tea flavor.

Tempura, sushi & sashimi bento box, served with soup and salad as well as the small seaweed salad and Japanese pickles pictured here.

Salmon nigri, spicy tuna roll and tempura udon soup.

Hashiguchi, Jr. Japanese Restaurant
3400 Around Lenox Rd NE # C520
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 841-9229

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1 Comment:

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