A food aficionado: Gyu-Kaku

Green tea mille crepe with two scoops of ice cream. (Image courtesy of Anna Ing.)

Japanese chain Gyu-Kaku recently opened a Boston location, adding an East Coast post to 700 other restaurants worldwide. It specializes in yakinuki, Japanese for grilled meat. In the former Ginza space off the St. Mary T stop on the green “C” line, it has a bar to the right of the hostess stand. There is plenty of seating and simple but attractive décor. Continue reading

A Food Aficionado – Shiki

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When Shiki (aka Four Seasons in Japanese) located at 9 Babcock Street, Brookline [617-738-0200] opened up a few years ago, it filled a much needed void. While in the highly competitive Brookline area, riddled with Japanese places, they still deliver delicious food and different Japanese food from the mainstream Japanese sushi houses. This is one of the few places around I always hear Japanese spoken amongst the patrons. This is a sure sign of a winner! Continue reading