Great Japanese "home" food
Great 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.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Happened upon this little
Happened 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.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love the food and sake section. The owner Akiko is super talented. Must try!! All time FAV!!!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious, interesting food
Delicious, interesting food beautifully presented--and that was just the vegetarian options.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a really quiet cool little place. The food was great and its very unique. I liked the vibe alot.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were a group of three and
We 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.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Get the tapas/appetizers.
Get the tapas/appetizers. Everything we had was delicious particularly the Brussel sprouts, lamb sausage and the cedar-wrapped cod
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is some of the best food
This 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.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
simply wonderful neighborhood
simply wonderful neighborhood gem with exceptionally delicious inventive food.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Japanese food with a twist
We 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.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Inventive Japanese Appreciated
If 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.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed food here,
We really enjoyed food here, very creative with familiar Japanese menu and ingredients (as Japanese, I am) .
Hope they have better sake selection. Also, fried chicken wings could be more crispy since sauce made meat too wet.
5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved the brussels sprouts
I 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 AM
Japanese with a twist
Calm 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-
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the 5 course vegetarian
We 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 AM
My wife and I met with a close
My 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 AM
The food was a mixture of Asian and all so delicious. Will eat here often.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb food experience
Great flavors in superb looking dishes. Subtle, smart and sensibly served.
Wine quality unsuspected at this price and a charming atmosphere.
Kids friendly and yet romantic.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch with an Asian influence.
The food was very flavorful. Our drinks were delicious. Service was excellent.
7/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been waiting to go
I have been waiting to go to this restaurant since I saw the chef at chopped, I was not disappointed. The place is a cute quite street, the food is amazing and the place is warm and welcome. Must haves are the pork belly buns ad the cold ramen noodles with duck breast. And if u t lucky and they have the dessert special of green tea crepes u shouldn't hesitate and get it. One of the best desserts I have ever had!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service with reasonable price!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Personable chef-owner turning out inspired Asian fare with innovative treats of familiar ingredients. As all, special spot in area chock full of them, worth the trip.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
When our bill came, the server was very honest & patient w/ making the necessary recalculations on our bill using the voucher we presented. That was much appreciated. And she had a pleasant smile.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The brunch was great! The size was good that it was pretty filling. I also looked through the dinner menu. It looks great but I suggest they can add more selections there...
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb food experience
Had a great time and delicious dinner with my wife and kids. Both drinks and food stood out! Highly recommend the bone Marrow.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Name Speaks for Itself
This is the second time that I have eaten at Family Recipe and the experience was consistent, from the service, to the food.
The wait staff are nice and attentive. The food is amazing! I am a vegan but my best friend is not which is what makes FamRec so great because there is something for everyone.
The portions are more than generous which allows for sharing and trying different dishes- or not-I had the cauliflower steak with squash and fried Brussels sprouts entree and didn't share.
Recommendations: start with the pickles and kimchi.
The kimchi is spicy and savory so if heat isn't your thing, try the edamame. My friend went wide eyes over the pork buns and rice bowl. The mushroom salad is tasty, flavorful and light.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
this is a neighborhood gem
was really delicious .. brunch was unexpectedly wonderful.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A unique culinary experience
Even if you bring a hungry family of foodies, as I did, and try to order one of everything off of the menu, Family Recipe is worth at least two solid visits. My vegetarian father found incredible dishes that the rest of us loved, too. And the more adventurous carnivores among us were in gastronomic delight with the sheer range of flavors this lovely young chef threw at us. I can't wait to go back with friends!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic sake and food
This is a beautiful tiny gem of a place. I've been 5 times and it never disappoints. Vegetarians and gluten-free can be very happy here. I love the sake flights. The food is delicate and hand-crafted- delicious and surprising. The chef is phenomenal.
And great attentive service.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM