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“Great Yakitori place with some original seasonal dishes”
Review of Sumika

Sumika
Ranked #21 of 87 Restaurants in Los Altos
Cuisines: Japanese, Grill
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 21 March 2012

We went to Sumika grill last night. Overall, we really enjoyed it and were able to experience both classic yakitori style skewers as well as special seasonal dishes. The one that positively surprised us most was a Uni and poached egg: there was a subtle Uni flavored jelly toped with a poached egg and some whole Uni as well. It was very tasty and fresh. Loved it. The classic skewers were very good. A special note for Chicken thighs in a soy balsamic sauce! We had the green tea ice cream with sweat bean paste for desert, very classic but one of our favorites. Only negative: not much sweat bean paste... very stingy on that one :)

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Reviewed 10 March 2012

Nice atmosphere & great service from the waitress. Very nice Yakitori ( grill food ) everything is so fresh and tasty. If you like Japanese grill food this is the place to choose. I drove 1 hrs from San Bruno is worth it. Table is limited and restaurant is clean. Definitely will come back again for some fine foods.

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Reviewed 24 February 2012

I just came back from an amazing experience from Sumika, definitely not over-rated. Yes, it's more pricey than a some Japanese restaurant, but the whole experience was very enjoyable. Mung fish liver, momo (chicken thighs), unagi, fermented squid, frozen custard pudding... etc. DELICIOUS! :)

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Reviewed 1 August 2009

Traditional Japanese menu served here. Excellent quality and nice people own this place.

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Reviewed 13 July 2009

Dave selected this place for us to have dinner last week. We had never been to a yakatori style restaurant before and weren't sure what to expect - but the experience was great!

Yakatori is a Japanese grill style of dining. You order several small portions that are grilled as served at a rate that is determined by the chef and the overall pace of activities in the kitchen. Fast-food, it's not.

Each order involves three or four bites of the featured item - three or four shrimp, or scallops, or bite--sized chunks of chicken or beef (or more exotic things such as individual chicken hearts or livers). A typical dinner involved three, perhaps four items; I ordered chicken thighs, scallops, and cherry tomatoes wrapped in bacon. At Dave's suggestion, I also ordered the grilled rice. The flavors were fabulous, and while the quantities were not overwhelming, I came away feeling that I had eaten enough.

They take reservations, but on the Friday night before the 4th of July we were able to walk in and get a table immediately.

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