Address: 2409 S. Garfield Ave., Monterey Park, Ca, 91754
Phone # : (626) 999 · 4727
Open 7 days a week: 11 A.M. – 8 P.M.
Restaurant Type: Take out only, no eat ins, & no delivery.
My Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ( 4/5 stars )
Food: Delicious, fresh, & made as orders come in.
Approximate wait time: 5 minutes – 1 hour
Parking: room for 2 cars up front, more parking available in the back.
Pay Options: Cash Only
Quality: High end
Cooking: Done by one chef
Orders: Best to call ahead, walk ins welcome, placing orders a few days in advance for events is suggested.
Note: There is NO secret menu. What you see available is all there is. Menu items do sometmes run out.
I first found out about this little shop while walking to Jack in the Box with my boyfriend last year. There was an ad for a sushi restaurant coming soon. We wondered what the food would taste like. We are fortunate enough to live in an area full of sushi options. One this block alone there were 2 restaurants (at the time). I, then promptly forgot about it on our walk home.
About 4 months later, I came home to new delicious food. My boyfriend had seen that the restaurant was open the week before & decided to swing by. We were both surprised. At the time, there was a special of 8 pieces of California rolls for $2.99. This became my go to item. They were so good I didn’t want to try anything else for quite a while. The next thing I tried was Udon, then the spam musubi, then, well, by then I was hooked. I'm sure I was hooked long before this, but this is when there was no going back to not having this food at least one time a month, sometimes two times a week.
Placing your order:
Sometimes ordering takes forever. Sometimes we call up to 7 times before someone picks up. We usually place our order on the drive home from two cities away (15 minute drive) & pick it up right on time or with enough time to sit and read a chapter of fanfiction (or ½ a chapter, depends on the author's length, really). If you are told your order will be ready in 5 minutes, but you are 20 minutes away, let the person taking your order know. They will wait to make your food so it will be ready just as you arrive or very shortly before you arrive. Optimum freshness is very important to the chef, it is part of the experience. The food is always worth the wait.
Food best enjoyed:
The best place to eat your food is anywhere comfortable or pleasant. I have eaten my food alone, wrapped in a blanket, with the light off, while watching an anime. I have eaten at a table with my boyfriend while sharing some of what is on one another's plates (trying new menu items). We have enjoyed the food while we picnicked at the park on a clear day, under a shady tree, on my fluffy red blanket. Basically, what is comfortable and pleasant is up to you. Whatever comfortable is to you, I invite you to try out the food in this situation for optimal enjoyment.
My favorite dishes are:
Chicken Katsu Curry (with Jones vanilla soda)
Chicken Teriyaki Bento (with room temperature milk)
Sushi Tempura Combo Bento (with water)