Sushi Izakaya Gaku has been around for a long time but somehow it has never become a mainstay restaurant for us. I don’t know why, we always eat Japanese food and this is a good restaurant. One reason could be because of the parking…not a huge fan of the limited parking in the area. Second reason, the prices. I think some items on the menu are pricier than other restaurants. And so sorry! I forgot to take note of the prices for this meal. 🙁 I guess you just have to enjoy the pictures and my somewhat limited memory of the food…
We are always on a quest to find the best tamago. Sounds silly right? But here’s what I prefer, dashiyaki tamago that is more savory than sweet. A lot of the tamago served in Hawaii is on the sweeter side, I prefer more on the dashi side. Gaku serves one of the best! The best still goes to Imanas Tei.
Otoro and Salmon Sashimi
The otoro sashimi costs about $40.00 here, that’s the amount you get. It’s a bit costly but it is good quality. My favorite otoro still is hands down Izakaya Torae Torae.
Spicy Negihamachi Tartar
I can never help myself, no matter where I go, I like try the restaurant’s version of spicy tuna/hamachi/salmon. This one is good, and yay for no rice. Delicious!
Seared Wagyu Beef Sushi
Homemade Steamed Pork Dumpling
gaku’s special yokubari chazuke (salmon, mentaiko & ume)
Yummy, just felt like a warm soothing dish. Loved it!
Hiyashi Shiratama Zenzai
cold sweet azuki beans with mochi balls
Warabi Mochi Maccha Ice Cream
fern mochi with green tea ice cream
Another dish I always order if I see it on a menu, warabi mochi! Love the warm soft mochi…this was a perfect pairing!