Saturday, July 13, 2013

Japanese Restaurant: Ryoji Ramen & Izakaya

Went out to celebrate a friend's birthday at Ryjo Ramen & Izakaya. It was my first time at the restaurant. Apparently the restaurant is from Okinawa in Japan and has been in business ever since 1988! 

The restaurant was surprisingly not that busy on a Friday night. The place looks pretty nice with a lot of colorful lights that look like lanterns which gives off an authentic traditional Japanese style atmosphere. We were seated to a corner table at the far back of the restaurant in front of this really big table that could fit about 20+ people with some interesting wood structure. 

Calamari Salad! This was actually pretty good. A great dish for an appetizer/starter food.

This was called the "Rock and Roll" sushi that our cute Japanese waiter recommended to us. He said it's the best dish on the menu and no doubt. It was soooooo good! 

Zucchini Fritter Tempura.

Ryoji Takoyaki. I've eaten takoyaki at other Japanese restaurants and I have to say this was the most disappointing one that I have tried. It just wasn't quite as satisfying compared to the ones that I've had in the past. 

Cold noodle with chicken. I didn't want to order hot ramen as it was pretty hot that day and I wanted to eat something cold so I ordered this cold noodle and shared it with my friends. My friend (who was the birthday girl) liked it so much that we actually ordered another plate after, lol. It was quite refreshing to be eating cold noodles on a hot summer day! =) 

Baked oysters. My friend (birthday girl) recommended us to try this. I thought it was OK. Personally I wouldn't want to eat it again and it was $8 for 2 pieces!! My mom actually makes way better oysters than this. XD It was a bit pricey for 2 pieces and I didn't think it was that great.

And for dessert we got a Brûlée and Mango matcha cake. It was sooooo tiny, omg!! If we have knew it was this small then we wouldn't have got it. Quite expensive for such a small piece of cake too. We weren't even full after our dinner that we had to eat ice cream at Dolce Gelato across the street, lol. 

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