Note to self: the next time I order mostly specials from the menu, take notes (is that one too many notes?). I am shamefully going to be leaving out some key ingredients to some of these dishes, so I am just putting it out there as a disclaimer…
I do not exaggerate when I say this is one of the best meals I have had in a long time. Macku just opened on New Years Eve, by the chefs that also started Mirai, and other notable sushi restaurants around the city. This is the first restaurant, if my readings are correct, that they call their own.
It’s a small, cozy little spot, even smaller than Butterfly, but much more brightly lit, and squeaky clean. Definitely a great date place, as the tables mostly come for twos, and due to space constraints, are placed very close together.
We thought we had what we wanted all figured out upon scouring the menu, but of course, upon hearing that night’s specials, our course of action changed (is that one too many courses?). Our first special of the evening was a tuna tar tar wrapped in avocado. On the side was a wand served with rosemary, jalapeno in some sort of reduction sauce… This is the start of where my shoddy memory will fault you, dear readers.
Next up was a special of spring rolls with shrimp and cream cheese. As we were talking, my friend Domino spotted a maki roll that caught her eye. Pointing, she said “Marisol, look behind you,” in wonder and as I turn, I see, resting on the sushi bar, a plate with maki… and a lot of shit on top. Now, I didn’t know what was on top, but it looked scrumptious (and honestly, my friends, I don’t remember what was on top even though our waiter very aptly told us).
In short, if you ever go there, and one of the specials is a spicy tuna roll with a lot of good-sounding stuff on top, get it. It was amazing.
Lastly, though full to the brim, I forced Domino to split some mochi with me, because no matter how full I am, I always can make room for a little round ball of heaven (insert “that’s what she said” joke here). I was excited as this was Domino’s first experience with mochi and she looooooved it. The mochi came with some fruit slices as well, which was refreshing.
All in all, it is a great restaurant. I will FOR SURE being going back, and encourage all of who read this to check it out.