The Chu family tradition of excellence started 1887 when Gary's great grandfather opened a small neighborhood eatery in the Shantung province of ... More
Osake Japanese Restaurant
The Chu family tradition of excellence started 1887 when Gary's great grandfather opened a small neighborhood eatery in the Shantung province of China. The family business was passed on to Gary's grandfather Young Chu who ran the business until 1947. "During the war our family's restaurant could not survive. The effects of the Chinese revolution forced my father and his family to flee to Manchuria in northeastern China" recalls Gary. The family stayed only long enough to escape to South Korea. It was there, in Korea, that Young Chu and his son Wei Chu opened the "East China" restaurant.
This is what the food/health department had to say about them.
Noncritical violation A violation that does not pose an imminent public health risk but does require correction, usually by the next inspection or by a compliance schedule. It is related to the facility's sanitation, design or maintenance. Examples include: Unsanitary floors, walls or equipment; equipment in need of repair; inadequate garbage containers. Noncritical violations are shown only as the total number found on that date, rather than being listed individually.
Owned & operated by semi-famous Santa Rosa restaurateur Gary Chu. This place serves fancied-up American / Japanese inventions to stun the hip Santa Rosa crowd. Signature item is Martini shrimp. So named as it's served in a large Martini glass. It's batter coated fried shrimp with a mayonnaise-y sauce augmented with sesame seeds & some fresh spices. Interesting & fun to eat. Especially after a few drinks. Sushi dinners are okay. Other menu items are a love-child of American, Chinese & Japanese parents. Naughty sex food. Plating is pretty. Nice quality porcelain, glassware, silverware. All tableware contributes to an adult, sleek, sexy look. The food cleanliness factor is high - Very low oil content. Ingredients are good quality. Still, I'm not crazy-in-love with the food nor the concept here. It's just a bit too suburban trendy to please me. But as I live in this town now, this will be a place to bring guests who want this kind'a thing ~ A family owned PF Chang with hormones.
Excellent food, excellent service. Really can't get much better than this. A little pricy but you definately get what you pay for. This is my favorite restaurant by far! Ask for real wasabi as they have it here and it is excellent!
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