And that birthday lunch was for someone very dear to me, so much so, that I took half the day off just so we could do lunch together! And we chose Sushi Dabu, the oh-so-authentic little Japanese restaurant that has to be one of the best-kept secrets in town!
Having changed ownership in only the last year or so, Sushi Dabu, on the southeast side of town doesn’t attract the type of attention a typical downtown restaurant would, but if that is the only downside to the dining experience, then that is no downside at all! Because the smaller crowds have no bearing whatsoever on the quality of the food and the service. Not to mention the classy decor.
The three of us had a platter of Sushi Rolls, a Bento Box, and a Stirfry of meats and veggies that came in a big soup-like bowl.
Given that two of the three among us has traveled to Japan in person, we are no stranger to the ubiquitous miso soup, and the spicy ginger-dressing on the starter salad. Not to mention the tempura, the cold udon noodles, the pickled radish and ginger, and the killer wasabi.
You might not have had a chance to go to Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, or Nagoya in Japan (like yours truly has had the pleasure and privilege of traveling to), but you can certainly experience authentic cuisine right here in a small town in the Midwest.
Sushi Dabu, Arigato Gozaimasu!