This little Japanese café serves mainly the hearty izakaya food served in Japanese pubs, with dishes such as tonkatsu and eel on a bed of rice, though there is also a sushi counter. The décor is basic, resembling a school canteen in layout It has been running since March 2005..
A grilled mackerel set meal is a very reasonable £13, coming with boiled rice, pickles, miso soup, a salad and fruit in addition to the fish. The mackerel itself is for me their best dish, the fish itself carefully cooked and having good flavour (easily 14/20). Other dishes here are not quite to this level, though I have never tried anything that was less than competent.
Service is friendly, and our bill of just £17 a head including soft drinks represents very good value. Its position near the Japanese language school means that most of the customers are of Japanese origin. This little place deserves to better known in the wider community.