the falafel is good for being in an americanized restaurant but nothing like authentic. of course i'm not a connoisseur so don't take my word for it. The place was a little dark and the menu wasn't well lit but if you're in for something different than the usual fast food fare, this may do.
As far as I'm concerned, it's delicious.
Meiji proves it. They make their own tofu here and is it GOOD. It's not a restaurant, just a tofu shop but man man man man they make the best ever. They also close early so make sure you come before lunch.
hey - as a guy this is pretty much one of the only shops on melrose i'd be interested in going into - even though I know I won't buy anything. The stuff in here is cute for girls but the shirts are pretty cool and sometimes funny. If a girl drags you in here at least you can play ps2. Good for gifts I suppose
This place opens at 6pm. This can be good or bad. Good because you don't get hordes of businessmen or the eaters who just want something Japanese. Bad because you have to wait until 6pm.
This place is good - the kotteri soup is a bit strong and tad salty but by all means is a perfectly acceptable bold soup with medium cooked noodles. The pork slices are moderately fatty and delicious but leaves the soup equally oily - no problem unless you are a big soup drinker. You will taste the soup well when you eat the noodles so no problem - if not, you eat too slow. :P
i should've tried takoyaki but but got fried calamari [geso kara]. pretty good. i went on a monday 630pm - not many people there [good].
Well, you could - it is completely edible and is supposed to not taste so bad. If you absolutely love your pet and are willing to spoil it with things they wouldn't even understand but you do it more for yourself because its the thought that counts - go ahead and have a field day here. Their baked treats are made in house and range from a $1.75 ish to $14 i think for the enormous bone cookie. They have picture frames, ceramic doggie bowls and stuff - mostly decor or for small dogs who won't destroy it. Lots of people bring their well behaved dogs here or just pick up stuff for their pet at home.
kaedama: $1. [2nd serving of noodles]
save your soup.
get some gyoza too. this place can get expensive if you start piling on the toppings. their chashu is pretty good. i get medium soup medium firmness and heavy oil.
they will fill your box with fries. yeah they'll throw in the fry bag but oh my gawd do they pile the fries. This is truckstop quantities. Pastrami is so good and so is their roast beef dip - remember to ask for the aus jus cause sometimes they won't give it to you automatically. fries aren't particularly the best, they just give you a crapload.
i'm not getting paid for this one but man i hope this place doesn't close. they closed for a few months a few years ago for remodeling and I was so sad I thought they sold their place!
chili cheese fries..mm the memories. this place has decently good burgers and burritos. fries are delish, but all at a bit of a cost to fill you up pretty good. like galaxy burger, they offer truckstop size portions for the working people. this one gets an extra star because of the countless fundraisers they let our highschool do here.
also it actually looks somewhat like an old diner [not quite the classic] on the inside. pretty cool
Used to be California Supermarket which used to be Hanmi Supermarket which used to be.... always a korean store; I think it used to be an american store... a long time ago. Anyways as with all asian stores, don't buy fresh here what koreans don't normally use. The milk may not move as fast so might not be as fresh as you'd like - some fruits may be cheaper but it might not be as fresh. However if you need packaged stuff then it's all golden. I love korean seaweed and they have a good variety here. Sea salt, tea, tea, coffee, coffee, etc. Actually I think the only asian store I'd buy fresh food at is 99 Ranch - I don't really even go to diho anymore.
Get a group of guys that don't care how tasty it is as long as they can eat until satiated and won't put a hole in their empty wallets then this place will hit the spot. Service actually wasn't too bad - the ahjumah kept coming and cooking the meat for us - they probably wanted us to cook it faster and not waste gas because as soon as the beef plate was gone they turned down the heat. I guess it's fine but I think they got annoyed when we hit our 7th or 8th plate [5 guys]. We didn't even bring our big eater. It's not a clean place but whatever - a good asian place can't be too clean otherwise it's weird. They refilled our side dishes all the time so as long as you're used to korean bbq and all you really need is beef [and maybe some salad/kimchi/veggies to eat beef with] then it'll do.