|Spicy Tuna Roll|
Kotobuki is a small restaurant with simple decor. Open for lunch from 12 to 2.30pm; Dinner from 5.30 to 10-ish.
I grabbed a window seat for lunch, and ordered a bottle of Kirin, a spicy tuna roll with mayonnaise, tonkatsu, and my brother ordered a Tempura don.
The spicy tuna roll was decent. The tuna was fresh, but the spiciness was lacking. Also a positive - they did not O.D. on the mayo. Some other Japanese restaurants are notorious for that.
The tonkatsu is breaded and fried pork, served with katsu sauce and white rice. The tonkatsu was good, nothing different from any other tonkatsu that I've ordered at other places. I've actually had better elsewhere, and for less than what they charged - $9.95. I was intrigued by the noodles and vegetables that was also on my plate. The noodles resembled linguine, and was dressed with light oil and black pepper. I'm not sure why they even bothered to serve this with my meal. Maybe some udon or soba would be a better substitute.
|What's this paired with my tonkatsu? Linguine?|
|Tempura Don - shrimp and vegetable tempura|
served in a bowl over rice w/ Japanese pickles
and miso soup
|Shrimp and vegetable tempura|
Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant
457 Summer St
Stamford, CT 06901