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Lavaca Teppan - a review

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We had dinner there last night and loved the place.

It is on Lavaca, between 17th and 18th.

Modern simple decor, jazz on the sound system.

The food: I started with a grilled romaine salad ($5). I've tried this at other restaurants and thought "odd" and "not wonderful". Here it was wonderful. The spicy ginger dressing complemented the smokey lettuce perfectly.

For my main course I had the grilled shrimp ($9.75). Six good sized shrimp, served with an excellent fried rice and crunchy stir-fried vegetables.

The Vegetarian Husband had the house salad ($3.50) and vegetable udon ($7.75), and declared them both to be "flavorful".

Considering the ambience, quality of the food, and price, I was surprised the place wasn't busier. Just two other tables of diners while we were there.

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  1. Super-inexpensive for the location. Lunch a couple of times. Service and atmosphere trump the food,