I’ve taken pictures of a few items from Izumi-Ya but they totally don’t represent all they have to offer because their selection is ENORMOUS. You can get everything here from udon, to rice balls (wrapped in seaweed),dons, sushi rolls, tapas… you get what I mean. The picture above is the Katsu Don ($5.25) consisting of fried pork cutlet with egg, caramelized onions, and green onion on top of a bed of rice.
These are Cinnamon Twists (~$3.50) and it comes with three pieces of cinnamon bun-like twists. They are super tasty and I believe they are made from a local Japanese bakery before being sold at Izumi-Ya.
Their Dynamite Roll ($4.45) is really huge and is surprisingly quite filling. They added a tad too much mayo to the roll though.
I like how the rice is coated with little fish roe because it adds a nice crunch to the soft rice.
They have this thing which is called a Temaki and I’m assuming it’s basically just a normal roll that hasn’t had the seaweed put on yet or cut.
This is the California Roll Temaki ($3.95) and it’s pretty good. Because you put the seaweed on yourself, it’s super fresh and crunchy when you bite into the roll. I’d definitely recommend this.
Their House Roll ($4.45) consists of tamago, spicy fake crab meat, raw salmon, raw tuna, cucumber, and fish roe. The ingredients combined make for a really tasty roll! I especially like their spicy fake crab meat because it gives you a kick which is different from normal “house rolls”.
Based on these reasons:
- enormous variety of authentic Japanese snacks, tapas, and entrees
- reasonably priced
- always fresh and made in the morning everyday
- tons of parking
Overall Rating: 3.5/5
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