Kintaro Sushi - Sherman Oaks - Anyone been?
This place has been in the former "Il Balcone" spot on Ventura near Van Nuys Blvd and Borders books for about a year now. It looks nothing like a sushi bar inside to me (except for the actual sushi bar), and usually see a few folks in there, but have not been brave enough myself to eat there.
Has anyone been there, and if so, how was it, what to/not to order, etc? Any help would be appreciated, I'm thinking of trying it out this weekend.
GK in SO
Yes, I get takeout from there about once every couple of months. Their Bento Lunch Special is the best deal around - a LOT of food and it is fresh. For $6 you get a big portion of chicken teriyaki, steamed rice, miso soup, small green salad, 2 gyoza, 2 pcs. california roll and 2 pcs. spicy tuna roll. My only complaint is that the chicken could stand to be a bit more teriyaki-ish... it lacks a bit in flavor and the teriyaki sauce is watery and thinner than I like. But the soup, gyoza and sushi are flavorful.
They have interesting looking specialty rolls, but are too pricey ($10-15) for my frugal lunch budget, so I have not tried those.