Friday, March 24, 2017

Sugidama Somerville

Sugidama Soba & Izakaya in Somerville are really in Davis Square, and I have been dying to try one dish here since I first heard about it. Izakaya is a type of informal Japanese gastropub.

Parking is iffy here, and if the free parking is gone, they are really close to the big parking lot.

The interior is inviting and bright. There is a sushi bar with counter seating to the right.

I couldn't resist the Shishito (2) "Japanese green pepper" from the Yakitori section. Nicely charred and you play a bit of Russian roulette with these. Most of the time they are pretty mild, but you occasionally run into a real hot one. Only mild peppers today, but they were very good.

Negi Pon (3.5). "Berkshire pork belly with scallion and ponzu sauce". This was another great dish and even the salad was good.

And now for the main attraction, Uni Soba (16). "Cold soba w/ uni". This turned out to be a bit of a production. First, you mix wasabi with the cold broth that is then poured onto the noodles. The Uni is locally sourced (well, from Maine) and was excellent. When the whole dish came together, it was a delight to eat.

But wait, there is more! When you are almost finished, the waitress brings out a cup of hot broth that the soba has been cooked in, and you mix that with your leftover broth into a soup that finishes the meal.

There were some interesting specials on the board, the Ankimo looked interesting.

Address 256 Elm Street Davis Square, MA 02144
Phone number (617) 764-5770

Sugidama Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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