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Isaribi

Isaribi is the original (opened in 1973) of a small chain of robatayaki (country-style grill) that focus on seafood. If you can grab a seat at the low counters that fan out around the cooks, you can watch your meal being flame grilled before you. In fact, getting a seat at Isaribi is not easy, which is probably why there are three sister restaurants nearby. When we were finally seated on a recent visit, our server suggested we try their great hulking prawns, which we followed with scallops and hoke, a type of mackerel, rich in flavor and fish oil. The flame-grilled prawns were served whole and they justified the wait.