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:-)


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



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!






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