I've been to Shoya before, so I wanted to try different menu items this time. I know from past experience that one dish will not fill you up, so I knew I was going to order at least two dishes. They had to be "good" because the food's a bit pricey there, so I wanted to get the best bang for my buck.
The first dish is takoyaki, but I could have sworn it said "teppanyaki" in the menu. I assumed the same item in the physical menu would be in the online menu. O_o Of course, my memory could be playing tricks on me. Nevertheless, I should have taken a picture of the menu description like I normally do. Shame on me!
The takoyaki was downright delicious - I attribute that mostly to the BBQ sauce and mayonnaise on top. ^_^ Sinfully delightful. I convinced myself that all of the cabbage underneath the egg was offsetting the BBQ sauce and mayo. Haha... sure! Why not? The flaky topping is also edible. I had actually never seen "garnish" like that before but it's pretty harmless. It's relatively filling, too.
I always stay away from California rolls. They can be found on EVERY SINGLE sushi menu as well as in grocery stores. Why would I want something that's available everywhere? O_O So, I chose the California eel roll instead. I like eel (it's cooked, not raw) and I wanted something affordable given that I had already chosen one other dish. :o\ No complaints about the sushi!
In total, my bill was around $20. I went here for a friend's birthday dinner, but there are many other places you can try that are more affordable.