Guam Diner Bytes: Sushi Ebisu Japanese Restaurant
I recently had the opportunity to follow up on my promise to try some of the new specials now being featured at Ebisu during lunch and dinner. These specials are in addition to the existing set lunch specials such as Grilled Salmon and Pork Ginger.
The first special I sampled was the lunch special, Teriyaki-Don Set w/Salad/soup - $11.95. This is a BBQ chicken bowl that comes with miso soup and Ebisu’s signature side salad. One of the things about the food at Ebisu is how wonderfully fresh everything is. Moreover, they take great pride in making a favorable impression on you with their masterful presentations. This donburi is no ordinary rice bowl!! They really load on the grilled sliced chicken thigh meat that’s drizzled with a light and savory teriyaki sauce. Two pieces of tamago (egg cake) jut out of the corner of the bowl. There are red ginger garnishes next to the bright yellow tamago towers. Another lunch special I didn’t try was the Ebi-Salad set ($13.95). Next time.
I did return later for the dinner specials, which are served from 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Featured are Sushi Appetizers ($4.95), which include three pieces of nigiri sushi ((Maguro Tuna, Salmon, Squid). This is such a nice way to start a meal and these are excellent. I was joined by a colleague, Aileen, who had one of the two dinner special main sets, the Teriyaki Chicken set ($15.95), which include Poki, Salad, Miso Soup, and Rice. This was the same superb teriyaki chicken I enjoyed during my lunch visit. Aileen was also impressed with the generous amount of grilled chicken on her plate.
My dinner special selection was the Tempura Set ($16.95), which comes with Poki, Salad, and Miso Soup, and Rice. What a treat to eat! The quality of Ebisu’s tempura is at the top of the scale! There’s something inspiring about the artistic techniques used by Japanese chefs when they present a dish to you. The use of color and meticulous attention to detail...everything has its place with each color representing something. This is Washoku, which is the culinary philosophy of finding balance between aesthetic harmony and nutritional value (taste, texture and fresh ingredients). The experience is edifying!
There is another special that is served for both Lunch and Dinner that I didn’t try yet. It is the Chef’s Special Bara-Chirashi Sushi ($14.95), which features diced-cut Maguro tuna, Salmon, Squid, Salmon Roe, Egg, & Cucumber. This comes with salad and miso soup.
So the next time you are in Tumon and want to get Value for your money, go to Sushi Ebisu Japanese Restaurant, and let Chef/owner Fumi Nakamura impress you with his delicious Japanese cuisine.
Ita daki masu!
Ken “The Guam Food Guy” Stewart