Teppanyaki Kyoto. It's in Highland Park, near Park Bruges. When we entered, it was so wonderfully warm & cozy inside on the first really cold night of this winter season. I felt like I was back in Japan as "Irrashaimase!" was called out in greeting. We hadn't made reservations, arrived a bit after 5 pm, and were seated right away. We sat at a table but in the back there is an area with a traditional tatami flooring/seating area.
We decided to share a bottle of white peach Chuu-Hai - basically, a flavored malt beverage. It was good for something different.
I was surprised he chose this because of the batter carbs and because of the mayo drizzle. I think he liked it, he said he did, but I'm pretty sure he wouldn't order it again because of carbs/mayo. It's big and filling.
I enjoyed our meal at Teppanyaki Kyoto. It brought back a lot of memories of my time in Japan and made me rather nostalgic & wistful for those days. The food I ate definitely tasted like what I ate in Japan - it wasn't some strange American version of Japanese food. Service was great. We'd go back.