Raku Prix Fixe
Just made a reservation for 6 people for Raku and they suggested we do a Prix Fixe menu (@ $35 pp) versus Ala Carte because it would be faster. 2 of the people in the party don't eat meat but eat fish and they said they could accommodate. Has anyone experienced the Prix Fixe there? Thoughts? Thanks in advance!
It was awesome! I've never had the a la carte so I can't compare...but it was a ton of food and variety. We bumped it up to $45 per person and it seemed worth it. It was 2 months ago and I don't remember everything we had (it didn't help we had a few bottles of sake to go along)...things I remember: sashimi salad - tons of fresh sashimi, soft tofu, mini fried crabs - these were incredible, they even brought a live one out to show how fresh they were. There were a bunch of grilled items on skewers - chicken, kobe beef, asparagus. Ohh...and this amazing salmon egg fried rice. There were a few things for dessert - some cheesecake type thing and different sorbets. I would definitely recommend it!
Thanks for the reply! It sounds like you had more (or at least different) with the $45 option. Below is my report based on the $35 pp prix fixe "omakase" option with a group of eight.
Menu (includes my estimate of the per person "value" of what we received based on the standard menu. I've estimated for the specials):
- Sashimi salad ($4.50)
- Tofu salad with seaweed and tomato ($3.50)
- SPECIAL: Raw oyster - very large, Pacific or Japanese? ($5)
- Enoki mushroom wrapped in bacon - robata ($2.50)
- SPECIAL: Whole barracuda ($5)
- Asparagus crispy tempura ($1)
- Chicken thigh - robata ($2.50)
- Fried homemade tofu in hot broth ($2.25)
- Kobe beef outside skirt with garlic - robata ($6.00)
- SPECIAL: Fried rice with salmon and salmon roe ($5)
- Kurobuta pork cheek - robata ($2.50)
- Strawberry sorbet and tea ($3.50)
Quality: Very good. I particularly enjoyed the specials. The barracuda was voted favorite dish of the night. The salads and tofus were also very good. I was less a fan of the robata dishes; they just didn't stand out.
Value of prix fixe against regular menu: Very good. My estimate places it somewhere in the $40 - $45 range, with our price being $35.
Overall value for money: GREAT. We had a twelve course tasting menu for $35! The food was very good and we left very full. I will definitely be back!
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