Robataya Oton is a Japanese restaurant that is the sister restaurant to Wa Okan Dining, a restaurant I’ve blogged about several times. I’ve been wanting to check it out since it opened last year, but after reading just so-so reviews, I ended up not visiting.
Not too long ago, Dennis of A Radiused Corner wrote a blog post documenting the lunch specials, which are available during the weekdays. Each one looked simple, tasty, and reasonably priced.
I don’t often get to venture to this area for lunch during the week, so when I have a chance, I take advantage. The Future Husband (“FH”) and I got a chance this past week to go check out the lunch menu.
Inside, there are several little private rooms, where you take off your shoes before sitting down at the tables. We were seated in one of these private booths. On the table was a stove top which I believe is used for hot pot.
I had a hard time choosing my lunch entree, as there were several I wanted to try. In the end, I chose the sea urchin and salmon roe bowl. Each entree comes with miso soup and a side dish. Sorry the pictures are overexposed. I was inspired to play around with my camera more after a recent post by Dennis about his new camera, but obviously I was not very successful.
Here is the side dish which consisted of tofu, potatoes and konnyaku jelly.
FH chose the spicy beef skirt bowl. The beef was tender and was marinated. It wasn’t really spicy though. However, he was provided with a little thing of pepper if he wanted to spice it up. The yellow glaring thing in the bowl is tamago, a sweet egg. We both got it in our bowls.
We enjoyed both bowls. Hopefully we’ll get another chance to come back to try some more.
5447 Kearny Villa Rd
San Diego, CA 92123