A place that I have been wanting to hit up for a while is Suika on West Broadway and knowing that Mary has been here before and loves it we set off to have a Wednesday night adventure.
The space is great and there were a couple large groups when we were having dinner~the space is set up great for a mix of different party sizes and I really liked the Sake bottle light fixture. It is a izakaya so the volume of the place is quite loud with the Japanese welcomes as diners come into the restaurant and adds to the atmosphere that’s for sure.
The drink selection here is great, I love my beer and always order a Asahi Black if it’s on the menu and Mary went with a pint of Sapporo. Despite the Asahi being really dark it’s actually a smooth light beer and should be tried if you’ve never had it before.
My Ebi Mayo, cilantro battered prawns served with house made chili mayo for $7.80 you get 6 large prawns. This was some of the best ebi mayo I have ever had, the prawns were nice and plump and the batter wasn’t too thick or too greasy.
After reading great things about it I had to get an order of Suika’s Sweet Corn Kakiage, this lightly battered sweet corn was like a corn fritter and was enjoyed by the both of us, the individual corn kernels would pop in your mouth when eating them because of the frying. I’d totally order this dish again.
Miso Marinated Grilled Sable Fish was the last item we ordered off the menu, for $9 it was a decent piece of sable fish for 1 person but not to share~the end that I go had a ton of bones in it~I found 10 and stopped counting. The skin of the fish was nice and crisp from the grilling so if you like crispy fish skin this dish is worth ordering despite my problem with my dish.
We had a great time at Suika and will definitely be back, we got to try some other dishes on this visit that will be part of another post coming up so please stay tuned for my upcoming flavor town adventure next this time next week.
Wikipedia: An izakaya is a type of Japanese drinking establishment which also serves food to accompany the drinks. →