My wife and I met with a closeMy wife and I met with a close friend and had a wonderful night. Our server was great, and the food was outstanding! :)6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the 5 course vegetarianWe had the 5 course vegetarian tasting and the food was so delicious that I am already looking forward to the next trip back. The food is amazing! The atmosphere is very casual and cozy (tables are very close together) and you will likely hear your neighbor's conversation. While the waiter was very nice and very personable, he was not very attentive - it was difficult to get his attention to order our drinks throughout the evening or to get the check.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMJapanese with a twistCalm and quiet. No rush. we had a delicious dinner of miso brussel sprouts, Cauilfower steak, (with chinese bacon), short ribs and mango/watermelon/shrimp salad. Oh, and pork buns-5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved the brussels sproutsI loved the brussels sprouts with miso butter, ginger shiitake mushroom dumplings, tofu hijiki scramble rice bowl, and the smoked pineapple rice pudding. Family Recipe is a lovely place.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMInventive Japanese AppreciatedIf you love Japanese food but are in the market for inventive Japanese, you should consider Family Recipe. "Inventive Japanese" means their take on how to serve lamb sausage to what some would typically expect from a traditional soborodon. While not every dish hit the mark for me, I appreciated every single one for the chef's effort to introduce something better than the same old favorites.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMJapanese food with a twistWe went to Family Recipe for Mother's Day Brunch and had an enjoyable experience overall. The cocktail choices were enticing and everything on the menu looked delicious. Definitely would like to go back for dinner next time.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMsimply wonderful neighborhoodsimply wonderful neighborhood gem with exceptionally delicious inventive food.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is some of the best foodThis is some of the best food we've eaten. There's nothing quite like getting to taste things that you wouldn't have even thought of making. Fresh, vibrant, plenty of "comfort" food style stuff, but, also yummy clean lighter fare, though with plenty of flavor. Sake cocktails hit the spot.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGet the tapas/appetizers.Get the tapas/appetizers. Everything we had was delicious particularly the Brussel sprouts, lamb sausage and the cedar-wrapped cod4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a group of three andWe were a group of three and came in for an early dinner right after opening, and found the staff well prepared both service- and cooking wise. Being vegetarians, we found plenty of options and shared a bunch of exciting tapas as well as a wonderful bowl of scrambled tofu and rice. Our recommendation couldn't be warmer.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place.This is a really quiet cool little place. The food was great and its very unique. I liked the vibe alot.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious, interesting foodDelicious, interesting food beautifully presented--and that was just the vegetarian options.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!!!!!!!Love the food and sake section. The owner Akiko is super talented. Must try!! All time FAV!!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHappened upon this littleHappened upon this little gem by chance. Wonderful Japanese tapas/small plate experience.
Roasted Brussels sprouts
Chinese sausage and crispy rice
Roasted short ribs
Smoked pineapple rice pudding desert
Staff and the owner/chef were all very friendly and helpful.
Definitely will return.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Japanese "home" foodGreat Japanese "home" food for those who want to expand their horizons beyond sushi and ramen. The kitchen is excellent. Drink selections are limited but you'll find you won't care once you begin to eat. Make a reservation as the space is small. Also be aware you will come out smelling of food.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM