sumiya yakitori- SANTA CLARA
My last date night with the boyfriend while we were up visiting NorCal was at Sumiya Yakitori. This Japanese Izakaya restaurant in Santa Clara was recommended by many of our friends and young relatives that lived in the area. It was a nice change to eat something less carb-heavy from binging on heavy Western food for a week straight. Not to sound bratty but being a tourist and stuffing face every meal is exhausting! So yes. Salads, fish, and a few pieces of grilled proteins was the perfect ending to my vacation before flying up North to attend my graduation in Vancouver.
I’ve been spoiled by Japanese Izakaya restaurants in Vancouver and found this place average in comparison. All you lucky Vancouverites… do take advantage of the amazing food in the city because you can’t find it anywhere else! Sumiya Yakitori has a warm and fun atmosphere but the service was on the slow side and the food was good but not special.