Location – 3317 N. Broadway, http://www.wakamonosushibar.com
In one word – Bargain
Food – Wakamono is the Japanese sibling of Ping Pong. That already gives it favor in my book. You’re going to get your standard Japanese fare with a couple of interesting twists. Take the gomae (spinach salad) that comes in a roll form. The most clever roll is the Oedipus roll – salmon roe over salmon (shouldn’t that be named the Electra roll to be correct?). I dug the Maki Mexicana, cilantro in a roll, interesting idea…And apparently their spicy miso soup is one of a kind.
Drink – BYOB! Hurray, a cost saver! Another restaurant helping me to send in my rent check. Thank you Wakamono.
Service – So you don’t have the fabulous men of Ping Pong here. Instead you have their sweet sisters (I mean I don’t know if they’re ACTUALLY related). I was pleased with the service, nothing more to say.
Occasion – The place is small, so if you’re with a group larger than four, uninvite someone. The space feels very zen with the dark decor (quite the contrast to the stark white walls of Ping Pong).
Dress – This place feels low-key. Perhaps just a sweater and jeans would allow you to go unnoticed.
Cost – With no cost for booze, the place is cheap. You’d probably pay $25 for a good dinner. Given that it’s Japanese food, it’s a bargain.
If you liked…, try – Ping Pong, Oysy, Mirai