Finally made it to Tamari last Friday afternoon, and it was really, really good! We got there around 2:30 after a shopping trip in the Strip, and we had the place to ourselves. Therefore, I can say the service was very attentive! The wine list is nice with all selections at $7/glass--nothing extraordinary, but you can get a nice Malbec and a decent Cab (Main Street).
My wife and I did the whole deal as we were starving--started with CA rolls (MRs loves them) which were very nice and fresh, some ceviche which was outstanding served in a little tostone, and the grilled romaine which was also very nice and refreshing. The next course was the robata--meat on a stick seved with 3 sauces. If you watch the Next Iron Chef and are completely sick of the Kikkoman commercials....I believe that this course fits the umami category. Had beef tenderloin (melt in your mouth), chicken, and shitakke. These are very small portions (3 little pieces) with a really nice teriyaki glaze that marries well with the sauces (ginger, chimichurri, soy butter).
For entrees, I had the lamb lollipops which were smallish lampchops with a serrano pepper char served with I believe the same chimichurri sauce from above with mashed sweet potatoes. This was outstanding and needed a nice Cab! The Mrs had the sea bass with chipotle whipped potatoes. The fish was excellent and the potatoes actually reminded us more of other root vegetables, which was refreshing.
Dessert is pretty limited but the chocolate ganache cake is really great with the cayenne bite on the end, and the green tea cake was extremely nice. Can't wait to get back and try some of their specialty maki.
Iron Chef Restaurant
51 S Wyoming Ave, Kingston, PA 18704