We asked Chef Kevin if we could call him “Kevin-san,” and he was cool with that. Right before he made a volcano out of our onions.
We were blown away during our recent visit to Hyakumi (Japanese for “100 tastes”), and loved the restaurant’s wide variety of sushi (nearly 40 varieties) and “prix fixe” dinner specials.
The Teppan Yaki Dinner specials offer an appetizer, soup, Japanese salad and a main course of various meats and vegetables prepared right before your eyes.
This blog’s favorite part of the meal, aside from the flair? The melt-in-your-mouth steak. Which is twice as delicious because you get to see Kevin-san prepare it three feet from your face.
Hyakumi trivia: Despite how you’ve been hearing “Hyakumi” in your head as you’ve read this blog post, it’s actually pronounced “yah-COO-me.”
A bonus at Hyakumi (you’ll get it, keep practicing) involves several specialty cocktails, the Lychee Martini (vodka and lychee juice, topped off with lychee nuts) and Green Katana (Malibu Rum, Midori melon liqueur and sake, topped with Blue Curacao, Chambord raspberry liqueur and lime juice), among them.
And speaking of “oishii.” Yes, there’s dessert, too.
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