the handwritten menu is charming, though initially overwhelming with additional menu items handwritten/illustrated and posted all over the walls. service is thoroughly attentive, i never had to ask for a water refill, and dinner for 2 cost only $25 before tip. a friend and i shared the shrimp tempura roll, curry bowl (chicken and vegetable curry), and miso butterfish. the tempura roll was smaller (rolled tighter) than we expected but the tempura stayed crisp and crunchy. the curry was strong and flavorful with a generous scoop of shredded pickled pink ginger on the side. the butterfish (also the most expensive entree) was the most disappointing. the miso glaze was too strong, overpowering a great fish. two pieces of fish were presented with two perfectly fried triangles of tofu-- nice and piping hot, soft in the middle. daichan offers to sauce options to the fish entrees, so hopefully the soy sauce based one is a little lighter. the fish entree also came with a ""bento"" bowl of: rice, grilled carrots (surprisingly delicious considering i don't even like cooked carrots), a pasta salad that i was too full to try and a thin slice of watermelon.