Izumi is a pleasant surprise!
Although the restaurant is in a strip mall, it's totally another world once you step inside.
If you like authentic Japaense food, you must try this one. You won't regret.
誠意推薦:Deep Fried Tofu
This is not an ordinary deep fried tofu. The batter is very thin and crisp that eventhough it's soaked in the sauce for a long time it's still very crispy. Be careful it is SUPER hot so don't eat it all at once, or else you'll get your mouth burned--seriously.Izumi Makunouchi
You can't miss this one. This is a lovely dish that includes sashimi, sushi, teriyaki (beef loin and chicken), and tempura veggies--all packed in a very nice traditional bento box. If you order the bigger size, it's enough to share among at least two people.Sushi Rolls
They have all kinds of rolls, but we just ordered a scallop one. It was 范特西!
What you can happily miss is their Ebi Tempura. Not surprising.
Oh, their service is .... OK, as long as you are not served by this one waitress.
She's so funny.
First of all, we ordered one ebi tempura, but she said that it only comes with three shrimps. We found out that adding one extra shrimp cost $2, so I ordered one more. She was so confused, and didn't believe what was written on the menu. So she went back to the kitchen and asked if this was true..... I know... menu could be changed, but wouldn't YOU knew already? (haha, it turned out that the tempura wasn't that good... it must be the least ordered item--my bad choice...)
Then, we made our other orders. She insisted the portion of each dish was VERY small, and pushed us to get one more Makunouchi, which was the most expensive among all we ordered... We decided to make other orders at a later time and she looked REALLY upset about this idea...
OK, food was served. She put some salads on the table while we're chatting. After a while she passed by, and kind of yelling to us "Why don't you start eating!!! You should start eating NOW! Or else I can't serve you other stuffs!!!!"
Oh well.... wasn't this really entertaining :-)
Apart from this, the quality of the food is really good. No reservation can be made, so expect some wait time if you go during the peak hours.
I will definitely go back.
12539 116TH Ave NE (Cross Street: NE 125th Street)
Kirkland, WA 98034-4310View Map (425) 821-1959
BIG thanks to Peggy for this good find, and her parents :P