Food was pretty darn good, but the portion was a lot smaller than what I'm used to from a Mexican restaurant/foodtruck (lol).
Decor is a lot like their other restaurant La Carta over in Ballard.
Service was great and attentive!
GIVE ME MORE FOOD NEXT TIME!!! =)
Like Umi but don't wanna make the trip all the way down to Belltown? Capitol Hill has got the sister restaurant that's just as good!
Made reservations the day of online, but didn't realize that they might not be set! I only wish that they had called me to tell me that they didn't have anymore space before showing up... However, we were lucky enough to find a table in the front bar area!
Unfortunately, we weren't able to see the rest of the restaurant, but rest assured that I will definitely be making a trip back sometime just for the food! Because that's what brings customers back! We went omakase style and ate whatever the chef threw at us! (Pretty much every fish they had to offer... DELICIOUS!) I've always been a stickler for fish quality and I've yet to be disappointed by Umi's and now Momiji. This is definitely a place to keep in mind sushi!
HH also looks great here so I'll definitely try to make it out there for that sometime!
Delicious broth (A+++), soso noodles IMO (not what I usually imagine ramen noodles to be), MUST add on the pork belly.
Samurai ribs were pretty good as well.
The main centerpiece art looks like a gigantic wok-cleaner.
Make a reservation if you don't want to wait 2.5 hrs for a table.
Psssttt! Guys, I have a secret... You gotta promise not to tell anyone. Don't talk about it. Don't TALK about it. Those are the first two rules. OK?
If that's the case, I'm gonna let you know that I don't bother with Molly Moon's anymore. Full Tilt was a good change-up, but something was missing. Then I walked into here... and it was like a veil was lifted from my eyes.
I have tried a few Gelato places in Seattle. But not like here. No, I haven't tasted hazelnut this rich and creamy. No other amaretto this almond-y. No other tiramisu THIS tiramasu-y! All the flavors were very rich and delicious, without the feeling of being too heavy. (gelato is supposed to have less butterfat than ice cream) They have a pretty decent selection (20), but I've only been twice so I don't know how often they change flavors. No crazy stuff out there like Molly Moon's, so you can expect a lot of classic flavors, along with some new ones. This is now my favorite gelato place...
So can you keep a secret?
Sometimes... Molly moon just doesn't do it for me. Sure they got some unusual flavors, but at the same time, they don't change their flavors much. That and the ridiculously long lines during the summer kinda made me search for other options...
ENTER FULL TILT
The one I went to was the one in the U-district, is really small and colorful. Flavors change every now and then, which can be a good or a bad thing. Some flavors I've enjoyed include: Ube, Horchata, Blueberry, maple walnut, and thai tea. This place also makes fresh waffle cones per order to boot! Perfect amount of chewiness/crunchiness and usually not overcooked b/c they don't want you to wait too long. Def worth checkin out!
**In my head**
Why would I drive farther for mexi- truck food? Rancho Bravo is literally 5 minutes away, but yet I drove the extra 15 min in search of this place. Should I really believe the hype about this place? They did have a pretty long line at the Mobile Chowdown... ugh, how could I even consider cheating on rancho bravo??
Then all of a sudden I heard it.
Like spanish sirens calling out to sailors, I heard spanish music as I rolled through the Home Depot parking lot this truck was located in. I had arrived, and just in time for lunch, my stomach told me.
**end dream sequence**
Kinda went all out, ordered the plato mexicano, pork mulita, and a fish taco (not all for myself). The mulita was pretty darn good, as was the fish taco. (wasn't fried fish!) However, the plato mexicano was a bit of a disappointment. Maybe it's just me, but I'm just not a fan of large pieces of overcooked flank steak. I mean, we're talking about a good sized piece of meat, and I'm supposed to cut this thing w/ this measly plastic knife? I'd avoid this one, unless you happen to really like flank, and carry a steak knife with you.
Good enough to come back? Yes! Sorry, but just had to dock a star off for the plato mexicano =/ But I'd recommend the other stuff. I guess it's ok to cheat on your fav restaurant sometimes. There just might be something new worth going for.
Probably the best bowling facility in our area (to my knowledge)
$10 for all-you-can-bowl including shoes every weeknight (Sun-Thur 9-close) with cosmic bowling that starts 10? Yes please! (end of shameless advertisement that I didn't even get paid for)
With the closure of Sunset bowl a few months ago, there weren't many options in the area that offered cheap bowling in areas that weren't at risk for getting shot at or located a million miles away. Enter Kirkland. Located 15min away from the busy streets of Bellevue, it's a little hard to imagine placing a bowling alley way out in what feels like the middle of no-where. But this place is actually pretty easy to find. Literally 5min off the freeway. In addition, this place is actually pretty clean! That alone should be enough to get you thinking about going.
I haven't even touched on cosmic bowling yet. Where else can you bowl AND dance under a black-light to a sometimes-questionable-track list? Probably at any other bowling alley. But this place is actually (relatively) clean!
As you can probably guess, the main pro here is the absence of smoke-infested carpet, gross-looking bowling shoes that make you think twice about who wore it before you, and bathrooms may harbor more diseases than a hooker on Aurora. Forgetting all of that, you can rest easy knowing that these things don't exist here and safely (and cleanly) bowl to your heart's content.
PS - the $2 cup of coffee w/ free refills are a good jolt for the night, unless you want alcohol to get you started... Which they do serve.
Came here again on a rainy day. Tan Tan ramen was just as tasty as I remember. This time, the garlic fried rice was much better. It actually tasted fresh, not dry, and had a nice touch with the fried garlic on top.
My only gripe about this place, is that their noodles aren't the best I've had. I think they are packaged noodles... (although I haven't checked) because they're a little doughy compared to other noodles I've tried. Other noodles are a little more springy... Now that I've thoroughly confused you all with descriptions that don't make sense, my recommendation is to hit this place up, b/c the Tan Tan broth is simply delectable!
PS. I think they raised their prices...? It's now $10 for the combo, which isn't as good a deal as before, but still not too expensive.In my hunt for the best ramen in Seattle, this time I've found my way to aloha ramen...
This tiny… En savoir plus
Ever wonder how wasabi gelato might taste like? Or even a savory flavor? Food adventurers in particular may want to make this journey!
This place has over 200 flavors of gelato! Not good if you're indecisive. Your best bet is to look for something you think you'd like, ask for a taste and just go with it. The employees are nice enough to let you try different flavors, but I wouldn't push your luck with them or other customers by trying out half the selection...
I usually like my traditional flavors more, and I don't really remember what the weird stuff tasted like either... so... all I can recommend is to try whatever tickles your fancy.
Only gripe about this place is that there are no place to eat your gelato! No tables nor chairs, even outside it's not exactly a nice location, so after you buy your treat, you're like... where should I eat this? Minor setback, but this place is still def one to check out in Vancouver!
Trendy and sleek looking layout. I like the look of wood all around, even though I know it's probably plastic on top of ply-wood. That's pretty much the only thing going on for this place.
Second time going to Boom noodle, this time the Bellevue location. Ordered the beef small plate, tokyo ramen, and stir-fried udon. Beef small plate, for seared beef served on a hotplate, it was freaking expensive at $8... just cook your own piece of steak at home. Ramen was very mediocre. Everything about it was mediocre, the broth, the noodles, even the bowl felt very mediocre... The stir-fried udon was probably the only decent dish of the night. Hard to mess up, but one thing I did notice with it, is that the peppers that they put in the dish, don't really add any spiciness at all. Why? because they add them in whole and thus none of the spicy seeds inside add anything to the dish. So why put the damn peppers into a dish that isn't spicy at all? Fail.
Probably would only recommend going to this place for happy hour to try some of their interesting small plates that I tried the last time I came. For everything else on the menu, there's definitely somewhere else that can make it better.