On her birthday, we decided to take Allison to a little restaurant in town called Hana Yori of Japan. While we have lived here our whole lives, we never visited this restaurant, but we thought Allison would love it because they cook your food right there at your table. We went on a Wednesday night, so they weren't very busy, but we heard you definitely need reservations for the weekend to get a table.
A table seats 8 people, so I wasn't too thrilled to learn we had to share our table with another family. Thankfully the people we got stuck with were pretty cool, and it turned out their daughter goes to the same gymnastics facility that Allison does, so conversation was pretty easy.
Our chef was fantastic! He was doing Elvis impersonations all evening, and throwing food at the kids for heightened entertainment. We were very amused by the large flames from the fried foods!
Since it was a special occasion, we ordered a "Happy Dessert" for $5, which was just a small pineapple cut in the shape of a swan. They had two ladies come out and sing Happy Birthday to Allison in Japanese, which was beautifully done.
Dinner is right around $17 per person, but the food was fabulous! While we won't go there for dining often, we will definitely be going back for special occasions.
Do you enjoy Japanese foods? Ever been to a restaurant where they cook your food right there at the table?