Gyoro-gyoro round two

my mother was in town two weeks ago and we usually hit sushi during her trips since she lives in the sushi desert…gyoro gyoro is a place we have tried in Palm Springs and now they have a location near us (they have 150 locations in Tokyo).  They have a great happy hour DAILY until 6:30 and a yelp coupon for 5 bucks off EVERY 25 spent.   So we raced home to pick her up and hit happy hour pricing . Gyoro-gyoro

Saki for her

  

Echigo gluten free rice beer.
  

Glutinous Sapporo for me

  

Shishito pepper with miso glaze (on the side for gluten man)
  

White fish and sauce on the sauce—loses its charm with no pretty presentation huh?

  

Yellowtail habanero sauce on side
  

Yakitori mushrooms

  

Yakitori Japanese sausages which are super tasty
  

Very nice roll wrapped in Cucs and gluten free…Monrovia roll

  

The sushi platter is on the happy hour menu and we got my mother to eat the shrimp and suck the head in pure Asian style
  

Three hand rolls happy hour special

  

Yellowtail belly
    
  

Avocado roll

  

These are balls wrapped in rice….they have salmon and pickled plum! Oginiri?  That’s not right but close…
 

The price of doing this late is I forget what foods we actually had (especially if I didn’t order them)

Today’s eats…gyoro gyoro Encino location

I’m so behind everyone…work insanity, thanksgiving plus out of town work insanity.

But we are back and hit gyoro-gyoro izakaya on the way home from today’s outings.   We have been to the Palm Springs location a couple times…they have 150 restaurants in Tokyo and are venturing into the states….Japanese bar food.  
They are one of the few places that stock echigo rice beer which by default has no gluten

    

Yellowtail and jalapeño are on the daily happy hour menu:-)
    

Scallops
  

Shishito!   On the happy hour menu too!   They are served with a Carmelites miso which was unique 

  

Veggie roll!

Uni hand roll    

Shiitake yakitori 
  

Rainbow roll

  

Kuroboto sausage yakitori and chicken liver yakitori…..and here we popped into meat eater zone.
   

Extra nice that yelp had a check in coupon of 5 dollars off every 25 dollars you spend

Sushi Saturday 

We really like Nomura Sushi but it’s a little farther away than some other places.. But it’s very good.  

Sapporo Draft
  

They have Echigo which is nice rice beer that is gluten free–you have to ask, it’s not on the menu

  

You are always welcomed with a bowl of miso which we believe is not gluten free which means I get two.
  

It’s always pleasant at the sushi bar and we have always had great sushi chefs

  
  

Cucumber salad

Sunomono

  

Shishito made with tamari with the finest wiggly bonito flakes on top

  

Amberjack, sea breem, and octopus with shiso in that order.   The breem and octopus were really outstanding today.
  

This roll is yellowtail on top and yellowtail inside with shiso inside too!

  
  

Halibut

  

Uni

  

Avocado roll to wind down

  

They always give you oranges with the check
  

One day we will Uber it there so we can really check out the house made pineapple infused sake.

 

Sushi Sunday 

we are way behind in our usual sushi consumption and after our lunch date stood us up….I figure let’s have some sushi!

   
   Cho Cho San is super close to our house and tasty and busy enough to justify their goodness
  
  
  
   
 For starters we had shishitos without soy sauce

  
And Hokkaido scallop carpaccio

  
Followed by spicy scallop hand roll

   
 
Black snapper

  
  A “hurricane” roll
  
And sashimi sampler

  And bam!  Saw people we knew at the sushi bar