Hana Japanese Bistro is the complete package -- complete with instructions on how to eat there, too.
During a recent meal at this six-month-old spot in Louisville, every dish came with a lesson plan. "Eat the hand rolls first," our server advised as she dropped off a tray of sushi that included several spicy tuna hand rolls. "They get soggy if you let them sit."
The nage mono beef sukiyaki hot pot was delivered with this command: "Dump the bowl of rice in and mix well."
The server even called in reinforcements -- the chef -- to help us deal with the zaru soba, since this traditional dish of cold buckwheat noodles came with a half dozen accoutrements. "Not so much wasabi!" cried the chef, wide-eyed, as I plunked a tablespoon into the tsuyu into the mix. "Use your chopstick! Get some of it out!"
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After following orders, we finally got around to eating.
And how was the food? Find out this afternoon, when the review is posted here.