We have passed Izakaya Wasa probably 100 times in Irvine Spectrum.
For some reason, we’ve never tried the place.
We finally stepped in for the first.
And we were quite happy with our dinner experience.
我們可能在Irvine Spectrum經過Izakaya Wasa一百次了吧，
We ordered two entrees to share.
The first one was Poke Don.
Large pieces of fresh sashimi included salmon, tuna, albacore, yellowtail, halibut, and shrimp.
The poke sauce was traditional style with sesame oil.
We prefer the Japanese style poke more than the American style with mayonnaise sauce.
The poke bowl was very good, and portion was huge.
It also came with a bowl of miso soup.
The second entree was the 3 items combination dinner.
There were so many good choices for the items, and it was hard to decide what items to order.
We opted for teriyaki beef, sesame chicken, and spicy tuna rolls.
When the bento box came to the table, we were very surprised by how large the portion was.
Included with the 3 items were miso soup, rice, salad, seaweed salad, and shumai.
We were expecting 2 pieces of spicy tuna rolls with the combination.
Instead we got 8 pieces, a whole roll!
Teriyaki beef was cooked to medium. Very tender.
The teriyaki sauce was not overly sweet, just the way we like it.
Sesame chicken was not bad, but it wasn’t what we expected.
We thought it was the fried chicken pieces without any sauce.
Izakaya Wasa’s version had a sweet and spicy sauce over the fried chicken.
Love the seaweed salad and Japanese shumai.
Ｗe are glad that now we have another great choice for food in Irvine Spectrum.
Will definitely return again to try more food on the menu.