Sunday, September 21, 2008
IMANAS SUSHI - IZAKAYA
IMANAS SUSHI IZAKAYA
On the way to the Hawaii Womans Volleyball game last night we decided to try Imanas because it is right next to the University Of Hawaii and known for great Japanese food. The last few times we tried this place we were turned away because we did not have a reservation. This time we arrived at 5:20 p.m. (they open at 5:00) thinking we could sneak in. As usual, we entered the place and were greeted loudly with a Japanese welcome. The hostess asked if we had a reservation and we said "no". She quickly reviewed the dining area and offered us three seats on the end of a table that had "reserved" signs all over it. As we sat down I noticed that all the tables were reserved. Lucky to get in in thought. The menu includes sushi, seafood, chicken, steak and traditional Shabu Shabu where you cook various meats, vegetables and seafood at your table. We started with their simple salad. It was $3.50 but big enough to serve three people. It is a good salad. We also tried the Spicy Clams. Served in a spicy broth that is great. The clams were plump and big. Delicious. The Teriyaki Chicken was smothered in sauce and they did not remove the skin from the chicken. It had good flavor and was served with a small salad and potato salad. We enjoyed some fresh Ahi Sashimi, Miso Soup and Soy Beans to finish the meal. As we finished the place began to fill up fast. The service was really good. Can't wait to return to Imanas with a reservation next time. They have a room in the back where you remove your shoes and sit on the floor. Keli really wants to sit there.
Posted by DREW
Labels: HONOLULU IZAKAYA, IMANAS, IMANAS IZAKAYA, imanas izakaya sushi japanese food honolulu hawaii oahu