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Posted by upperwestpinay on 05/11/2009
sun chan has top notch authentic japanese cuisine. some of their specialties include yakitori treats: chicken, liver, chicken skin, pork belly, chicken meat ball, garlic cloves and more. sun chan also makes their own gyoza, which is well worth the price. i also enjoy the rolls, especially shrimp tempura and unagi with avocado! do not be deterred by the exterior or interior for that matter - it leave little to be desired but the quality of the food and service makes up for it!
Posted by Anonymous on 04/18/2009
This restaurant is only a block away from my apartment and I passed by it almost everyday. I got an impression they were only a Yakitori/Sake Bar type of restaurant. In any case, I have a craving for yakitori today and decided to give this place a try. To my surprise, they have a very extensive and authentic menu. The yakitoris were really yummy. The soba noodles are nice and chewy (Japanese Al Dente). The tempura might have been just a little too thick in the batter. Overall it is a very decent restaurant in the neighborhood. The only thing I wasn't very happy about was that they charged me $15.5 for a COLD soba w/ Shrimp Tempura when it was listed $9.50 in the menu... perhaps they only do hot soba and it was a special request which I wasn't aware of... I felt being ripped off when I saw the check. Does it cost $6 to chill the noodles??
Posted by Neighborhood Watch on 04/08/2009
Won't deliver more than a few blocks from the restaurant. A shame for their business...
Posted by village foodie on 11/30/2008
Finally, a restaurant on the upper west side that is run by Japanese people! It seems all the upper west side Japanese restaurants are run by chinese people and looks and taste more like chinese food. I have lived in the village for over 10 years and have been spoiled by authentic restaurants. This is the place on the upper west side that you should go to if you are used to the great, small japanese restaurants in the village. Nothing fancy as far as decor but the food is exceptional and you will find specials that are very japanese specific! When you walk into a restaurant and half the customers are japanese, then you know it's going to be good!
Posted by steven on 09/11/2008
I stumbled upon this restaurant and was amzazed at how good the food was, they have a very extensive menu with some very interesting yakitory dishes which were absolutely delicious and very cheap. I will return soon , the only negative thing I have to say is that the service is slow and getting the check took a long time, but the food is so good and the prices so reasonable.
Posted by Marlene on 06/29/2008
This is my all time favorite Japanese restaurant. From the unassuming, never tacky, right on point decor to always fresh and well prepared sushi, Sun-Chan does it all. The service is always good, they will accommodate your every need, whether you need to add or detract from a dish. (They custom make my special roll everytime.) Make sure to order Negoya-style chicken. It's really delicious. It's a steal at $6.
Posted by anonymous on 05/16/2008
funky fabulous find with fantastic fish. Sat at the sushi bar which is cramped and steamy but adorably lined with tcotchkes and sake bottles. The barbecued mackeral was mouthwatering and the udon came in a rich fish broth that was slightly smokey. What some reviewers are reading as rudeness or poor service may just be a language/culture problem. Authenticity has its merits but challenges too for example, the detailed descriptions on the drinks menu are mostly in Japanese. What the menu has as shredded radish witrh spicy cod roe turned out to be crudite sized sticks of daikon with a tarama dip very good, but lost in translation.