The Best Japanese Food in the Bay Area
Most people think of sushi when dining out at a Japanese restaurant, however, I hardly think to order it because of all the other delicious choices. I am much more likely to order Nabeyaki Udon (a delcious broth with a raw egg that cooks while you break it up in the hot broth, a tempura shrimp, bean cake, bamboo shoots and mushrooms on a cool dayor Oyako Donburi (Chicken over rice~ or in Japan the mother and the child). Their robata grill churns out delectable tasty treats, of which we tried, the most amazing grilled quail, grilled scallops and spicy sardines that I have had anywhere.
This appeals to me more than little bites. However, having now said that, I have had delicious spicy shrimp tempura roll and tempura asparagus rolls and other tasty sushi here as well. It is some of the best I have ever had, including in Toyko.
This restaurant is a favorite for us all. My kids ask for it when they come home from college, as they did the other day, so we are heading back to Kirala for a farewell dinner for our daughter before she heads to Europe for the summer and before our son heads back to NY. Thank you Kirala for serving delicious food to the communities of Oakland and Berkeley, I am forever grateful. I hope you can try it out the next time you crave Japanese food, you won't be disappointed. Happy Cooking and Eating!