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Japanese Food in Alabama?

hamiltonmh Oct 17, 2007 09:43 AM

I'm looking for good Japanese food in Alabama, or as close as possible. Not steak houses so much, although I'm grateful for all recommendations - more sushi places, robatikus, even teriyaki joints. I'd also like to find a good place for basic Japanese ingredients - like good fresh ginger, the heavy, moist kind, not the lighweight, dried-out, stringy husks I've seen in local grocery stores.

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    pinotboy RE: hamiltonmh Oct 17, 2007 09:54 AM

    Jinsei at SOHO in Homewood has excellent sushi.

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      Big Daddy RE: hamiltonmh Oct 17, 2007 10:31 AM

      Go down U.S. 280 to Kimono. Tell Leo, the sushi chef/owner, that you want to eat like a Japanese person or merely ask for omakase. You'll be in for a treat. I've done that and have been treated to specialty items they reserve only for their Japanese customers.

      Jinsei also is great and probably is able to do the same thing.

      1. araess RE: hamiltonmh Oct 18, 2007 08:05 AM

        I can say that most of the places in the montgomery area are lame. I do enjoy montgomery korean though-

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