Saturday, March 20, 2010

A night at the izakaya

izakaya

Friday night, KL and I decided to head to one of our favorite dinner/supper places, Honda-ya in Tustin for some grub. It's hard to find a places that serves good food and stays open late in Orange County (Honda-ya's open till 1am).

honda yahond ya tustin

I love the atmosphere - service's great and it's unpretentious. I love the slanted roof and the knick-knacks they litter the place with! Sometimes all you want is great food and beer to go with the conversation and in this aspect, Honda-ya delivers. Their grill selection is spectacular and one of the must try is their grilled bacon scallops - it's heaven on a stick! Unfortunately I wasn't feeling too well so there's no picture of any grilled items this time.

What I got instead was yellowtail jalapeno (this is something that KL and I get every time, love the taste of sashimi with the yuzu sauce), spider roll, tako yaki (my favorite Japanese street food ever!) and chashu ramen. Honda-ya also serves complimentary pickled cucumbers as appetizers which I find to be light and refreshing. At this point, KL and I have pretty much made it our personal challenge to go through every item on the Honda-ya menu ;)

cucumber appetitizersushi sashimi

tako-yakichashu ramen

What I wore for my dinner date with KL:
khaki_parka
Wearing H&M khaki parka, H&M blouse, H&M leopard scarf, F21 leggings, Ann Demeulemeester lace up boots and Balenciaga clutch

13 comments:

Leah said...

I love the ambiance of the place... not the typical mood inside a Japanese restaurant.

I love your shoes... and of course the bag! Wow! xoxo

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

The place looks really cozy! I love the soft lighting. Very cute outfit too, I've been really into parka looks lately, hope I'll be able to find my perfect one soon

Dominica said...

a great looking place and the food looks delicious !

boohyouwhore said...

love the clutch!

SASY said...

Yum! Now you have me craving some sashimi! :) You look so chic for your date. I've been looking for a jacket *exactly* like the one you are wearing. Is it in stores now?

Carole
sasy.com

Danielle Barbe said...

oh gosh. looks delicious.

and i'm glad to see you're wearing the ann d sandals... one of my favorite pairs of shoes! so comfortable, too!

Damsels said...

sounsd like a great place to eat .. .and it looks like it too .. it reminds me of soemwhere i always go

SabinePsynopsis said...

Goodness, this looks so delicious! Perfect for a romantic night out.

kot-itsa said...

those shoes are amazing!

Abigail said...

I was just checking out your archives and OH MY GOODNESS I AM SO HUNGRY!!

Emmy said...

You look great! I love that clutch and I hate it that I don't have a H&M near by!

Sophiemei said...

thanks for ur visit!! oh~~i really love ann lace up boots when i saw her first time!! u did really cool outfit!

Sophiemei said...

P.S. i found my hamburger toy from McDonald's when i was younger!