Time for dinner and I happened to be in the mood for Japanese food. No surprise huh? Well, it just so happens that a few miles east of downtown was Kemuri Tatsu-ya, a place serving izakaya with Texan influences. Judging from the reviews I’ve read, it was worth a try. So off I go for another solo run. This time it would be in East Austin.
Although there was a standing stall outside, it was a little too cold to be sitting there, let alone be waited on. Luckily, there was a bar with stool seating. Perfect place to get food and a drink. Dining was split into two sections, the front and the back, with the bar in between. Plenty of tables for small and large groups.
Ordering was quick and simple. There were some interesting items on the menu and the waitress recommended the unique ones for me, definitely a Texan influence. Bold flavors bursting from classic Japanese dishes. It had me wondering if this was another genre of Tex-Mex yet to be classified. Who knows. We’ll just have to wait and see. Overall, pretty interesting flavors and very heavy to eat.
2713 E 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78702
+1 (512) 893-5561
Verdict: Worth the flavor experience.