Gyotaku is a great Japanese restaurant. I know it’s not one of the trendy fancy smancy restaurants, I think locals equate this restaurant with big family dinners or a place for older diners. While this restaurant is definitely great for those groups, I think it’s a great place to dine for anyone! Anytime I feel like having a delicious no frills Japanese meal, you will find me here. They have three locations but I prefer the location on King Street, I’ve had on and off experiences at the other two locations.
Miso Soup – your typical miso soup. They used to serve chawan mushi with their teishoku sets. Gyotaku served one of the best chawan mushi I have ever had and I’m so sad they discontinued it. I would even pay ala carte for it! It’s really too bad.
Tenpura. Their tenpura usually comes with shrimp, string beans, eggplants and a slice of sweet potato. Light, crisp and delicious. There are only two entrees I usually order when I come to this restaurant. First is the poke don which is awesome. Second is this zaru soba set. Both are great. If you have any room left after dinner, give their desserts a try! Their Zenzai or the Sweet Potato Haupia pie is winnas.