Angelfish in Alameda
- Hiko Ikeda
This week the East Bay Expreess has its review of a Japanese restaurant in Alameda. Until I looked at the article, I did not know that Alameda had a Japanese restaurant.
From my reading of the story, the restaurant's service sounds super, although nobody on this board discussed it recently--one person briefly mentioned it LONG time ago.
"Until I looked at the article, I did not know that Alameda had a Japanese restaurant." My son's favorite restaurant is Kamakura--another Japanese restaurant in Alameda. (Actually there are several Japanese restaurants on "The Island"). Kamakura is great for family dinners. Faithsan (owner/hostess) makes you feel like a guest in her home. The food is decent and plentiful; prices reasonable; always a line. (On Santa Clara and Broadway).
I've been to Angel Fish, but only for lunch. It's a small restaurant, probably only seats 25 or so, run by a husband and wife team. My co-workers goes there so often they are on first name basis. The sushi there is excellent, very fresh and well presented. Again, since I've only been there for lunch I can't vouch for their dinner menu, but according to my co-workers (who are regulars) their dinner menu is excellent as well. During lunch they serve the ususal Japanese fare. I love their "tuna salad" which is not on the menu. It is a romaine salad dressed with a soy and seaseme dressing and topped with fresh slices of tuna sashimi.
Their dinner menu has more unusual stuff, I'm told. Sometimes with sear ahi tuni, or nightly specials.
I don't believe they take reservation, so it's best to go right when they are open in order to avoid the long wait.