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Jun 29, 2010 08:51 PM

Cheeky Cafe

I have been eagerly awaiting this new place in our neighborhood (1700 South Jackson) since their signs went up, so decided to give them a try on their opening night. They were obviously nervous and eager to please, but please they did. The menu is best described as comfort food with a (usually Asian) twist. My husband had fish and chips, which turned out to be lightly tempura battered fish with wasabi seasoned (though not noticeably spicy when I snagged one) sweet potato fries. I had a house salad w/ house-made wasabi dressing (also not particularly wasabi-ish, but good) and the spicy mac. Macaroni and cheese with kimchi isn't as exotic tasting as it sounds...again, I didn't find it particularly spicy, but the kimchi added a depth of flavor that I really enjoyed. The "small plate" was a reasonable dinner portion. We ended with a cookie basket that we really didn't need, but inhaled anyway. The food and drink menu (they have a beer & wine license) is reasonably priced. Dinner for 2 with soft drinks and dessert was just over $30. They plan to add brunch service later.

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  1. I saw that they have okonomiyaki. I was going to give that a try soon.

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    1. re: GreenYoshi

      In the final menu it has been moved to the small plates side. I think I saw an order going by...looked like two pancake-sized--plenty for an entree. It's on my list of things to try, too.

      1. re: Jeri L

        That's disappointing.
        I was hoping for a full size real okonomiyaki...