Kelly the Culinarian: Food find: Momotaro Japanese Restaurant

Monday, January 14, 2008

Food find: Momotaro Japanese Restaurant

My goodness, it's been a long time since I had sushi. Too long, that's for sure.
Tim and I decided Saturday night was the night for sushi. After seeing the crowd at that sushi chain place I'm sure you've heard of, we decided to do something a little more low key. We went to Momotaro Japanese Restaurant on Butterfield Road in Lombard/Oak Brook. I've heard rich people really love their sushi, so in that neighborhood, it couldn't be half bad.

It's in a weird location -- an empty-ish strip mall. But there was plenty of parking. Inside, there's nothing too impressive to look at; a few sushi posters, a neon beer sign and a few tapestries are all there is to see, but it did appear as though there were private dining areas separated with rice paper screens if you're a VIP.

On to the food: We ordered some favorites and house-recommended items. For the sushi, we ordered pieces of tuna, salmon and barbecue eel. For the maki, we got a spicy tuna roll, a J.B roll with smoked salmon, cream cheese and scallion and a summer roll, which came with cilantro and chili oil as well as salmon and tuna.

It was all delicious, every piece. The sushi rice was prepared well and the seafood fresh. The summer roll was a but odd with the cilantro and Tim didn't like the cilantro stems in his roll. I really liked the J.B. roll, it was a nice combination and presented elegantly.
But be warned, this place is no secret to suburbanites, apparently. Tim and I got there around 7 p.m. on Saturday but by the time we left, it was hopping. Make reservations, if you go.


Gloria Baker said...

This japanese's food looks lovely Kelly, I love smoked salmon.

ZoeyBella said...

Let's see what Kelly is eating or cooking today...

Oh damn!! Sushi!!! Wow... :)

Okay... that made my day. And guess what? Now I've got a craving again... Thanks a lot! :P

Rosie said...

Sushi wow oh wow this does look delish!!

Rosie x