Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Mill Valley Neighbor. Tucked away near the square in Mill Valley, is a friendly family-style Japanese restaurant, Ino Restaurant. The woman who greets you is an old-style Japanese who has impeccable manners and hospitality. We were SO looked after for our meal here.
The miso was good.
Dad enjoyed beef shogayaki, beef sauteed with ginger.
I tried their beef sukiyaki, neither of us in the mood for sushi. Mine was good as well, with vegetables cut uniformly so that they cooked evenly in the sauce. A good cool-weather dish. The only thing amiss was that the menus in the sheet holders were rather sticky. There was quite an artist here too, as there was a beautiful hand drawing of a Japanese woman in a kimono in moonlight on the specials white board, and on the menus were illustrated explanations of what "kappa" means (not cucumber) as well as the story of tengu!