• 1.Koto Japanese Steakhouse

    14490 Lowes Way

    Carmel,IN

    15.96 mi$$

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    My family and I went to Koto last night. It was my step-daughter's first time and Thomas made it a wonderful experience for her! We had no wait, the food was great and the people were very kind. We w

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04/28/2009
By: greeneggz
Eduardo's
The signs say "Charlie Biggs", but there is an "Eduardo's" sign in plain text letters on the front door.This is on the north side of Raymond, between Keystone and Churchman. Look for the Burger King, and it's in between Burger King and Keystone Ave.It pretty much looks like an inner-city fried chicken joint, but it is very clean, including the unisex bathroom. The staples or main offerings are fried chicken and fried fish, but... the big "secret" is their Filipino cuisine. You won't know it's Filipino until you go in and read the menu.One time I had a fried-chicken (American style) combo dinner, with deep fried potato wedges and a cole-slaw side, and it was excellent for a fried-chicken place; crisp on the outside, and tender and juicy, cooked-just-right, on the inside.Another time I had a sample platter of the "menudo" (which is not at all like Mexican or Hispanic menudo, and some "adobo", served over white rice. EXCELLENT! Both of those are pork dishes, I was told. I then had some "Lumpia" small Filipino egg rolls, stuffed with pork. That, and the barbecued pork-on-a-stick are about all the Filipino food they serve during the week.The lady said they have more Filipino cuisine on the weekends.Eduardo's is the main caterer for the Filipino Association (Barangay club) booth at the International Festival. So if you like their food there, you ought to like it at Eduardo's on the weekends.One time I was there they were serving more Filipino cuisine than the adobo/menudo, but it was a special order for a group of Filipinos celebrating someone's birthday. So apparently if you have a group of 7 or more, and arrange with them in advance, they can cater it for dine-in or take out. Otherwise, wait for the weekend. Our group sat next to the birthday group, and we were constantly stealing glances, envying their food.The dining area gets chilly when the exhaust fans are running in the kitchen, and it pulls in the cold air. So dress warmly if you eat in during cold weather.The dining area consists of four tables-for-4, and a counter which seats 3 people. Both times there was a steady stream of take-out customers for the chicken. Though there was one caucasian gentleman who also asked for the Filipino cuisine for take-out.I think this family is doing it right: Their bread-and-butter business is what the working-class neighborhood wants, fried chicken and fish, which pays the bills. But what they love, and enjoy sharing is the Filipino cuisine. (The party of seven celebrating someone's birthday were professional folks who obviously had connections to the owners.) But there is probably not enough demand for a 100% Filipino restaurant to stay in business.Last I checked, they closed at 7pm on weekdays in the winter, so call to check if you want to go later.As far as I know, this is the only Filipino restaurant in the greater Indianapolis metro area.
08/11/2009
By: greeneggz
Teriyaki Japan
Fast food Japanese, but it works. They cook / prepare to order, it's not ready-made. I've been three times and I'm a fan already, and will be going back to try more of the menu.It's mainly a teriyaki and tempura place. Kind of fast-foodish, but very fresh. The restaurant layout is fast-food style. Some bottled drinks, a self-serve soda fountain, plastic utensils and chop-sticks are available.No sushi "bar", and no tepanyaki grills. It's no Asaka or Saporro, and not even an Ichiban. But it does fill its own niche of a quick, inexpensive Asian/Japanese-style meal at a darn good price. The food is nothing at all like a fast-food Chinese joint.You walk up and place your order, pay in advance, and they bring it out to you when it's ready. The food is served on styrofoam and plastic. You dump your trash in the wastebasket on your way out.It's an abbreviated menu, but my lunch companions and I loved the quality. You also get good portion sizes for the money. My sushi sampler included the traditional wasabi paste and ginger slices, They have a good dipping sauce.The sushi menu is very small, but it's fresh and professionally made to order. The seafood in the small glass display case is kept under plastic film like it's supposed to be. The lady knows what she's doing in making it, too.Just opened May 2009. Very clean up front. Extremely clean men's room.A good change of pace, and something unique for the Castleton lunch crowd.
04/27/2009
By: greeneggz
Himalaya Kabob Korner
This is on the North side of 82nd Street, in front of the Castleton Square mall. It's on the back (North) side of a little out-lot, so you can't see it from 82nd street. You can see "Casual Male" from the street, and Kabob Korner is directly behind it, on the other side of that building.Look for the National City Bank, and turn North there, as if you're going into the mall. Then go right (East), and it's just past Long John Silver's.They close from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, so remember that when you visit.You walk up to the counter to place your order and pay. They bring your food out to your table on a tray and plastic plates. You have to get your own plastic utensils, napkins, and water from the counter.Menu is limited, and posted on a board behind the counter. Kabobs come in sirloin beef, lamb, ground beef, and chicken, and then there are three other entrees. Entrees come with side of long grain rice (basmati I think) and small dinner salad. I really liked the dressing on the salad.Drinks include ice water (self serve), and bottled water/soda/tea, and hot coffee.Prices are good and food quality is worth going out of your way for. It's kind of set up on a fast-food arrangement, so the overall "dining experience" isn't impressive, but the food does impress.The owner works as the cashier, cook, and waiter, and is very personable.Dining area and men's room were very clean.
02/18/2013
By: david.schuetter
Ichiban Japanese Restaurant
I love this place! I have been going to Sammy for years ever since he came to the Southside! Sammy and his staff/family are truly good people who appreciate you. They have watched my kids grow up and make us feel special!Unlike some sushi places in Indy they take the time to know you and your tastes. The proof is that they will remember your name! Really! Other places will not give you the time of day to explain the ingredients and etiquette that makes True Asian food and adventure! Big Love to Sammy and his staff!Shooter!
04/09/2017
By: Joseph D.
Kasai Sushi Bar and Kitchen
Excellent food, especially sushi, rolls and sashimi. Dragon Roll, various sashimi, and eel roll are favorites. Soups and appetizers are also good. Wine and beer served. Desert available. All you can eat for lunch or dinner is very reasonably priced. Ample parking at all times. Service is good.
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05/15/2013
By: michellec5
Zest-Exciting Food Creations
Had the opportunity to try out Zest for lunch today ---- Wow! Have I been missing something. Friendly atmosphere and great food! I had the salad trio and it was awesome...heard from the patron at the table next to me that the mac and cheese is to die for! Looking forward to a return trip!
12/26/2016
By: carolyn.g.ewing
Benihana
Felt like the cost was too much compared to amount of food. $95 for 2 people including tip. The chicken was overcooked and therefore dry. Not enough seasoning on steak, shrimp, and chicken. I realize that this is a harsh review. But, I guess that I was expecting more.
06/18/2014
By: Debra M.
Legend Classic Irvington Cafe The
Great food. Whether you go for lunch or dinner the food is always excellent and the service is great. Irvington has such a great charm to it as well. It's like a grown up Broad Ripple! Love it and love the Legend!
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03/19/2017
By: Tracy M.
Kazan Japanese Steakhouse &Seafood
Was seated right away. Got the hibachi grill took chef a while come to our table, but when he did the food was excited and , so was he. Highly recommended kazan. They give you plenty of food.
04/23/2016
By: Alanna R.
Izakaya
This is by far my favorite habitchi place ever! The filet is the best I've ever had. We always get a pint of the yum yum and teriyaki sauces to take home. My favorite restaurant period.

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