May 27, 2015

Inyo Asian Variety Restaurant

Inyo has been on my radar for a few months, it sounded a lot like Raku at a fraction of the price. I work nearby, I sought it out for lunch, but at the time they were only serving dinner - They are now open at noon. I had to settle for Nanay Gloria, next door. When making dinner plans with a friend I suggested we meet at Inyo. It was a Friday evening, I thought we might need a reservation, but there were only a few diners so we were seated immediately.

Banchan got us started, while we perused the menu. It is tapas style with great price points, so it's hard not to go overboard when everything sounded so good. We started with three plates and a few skewers, we figured we could add more, if necessary. It ended up being perfect for two.

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The Mix Tempura ($6.95) was yummy. The veggies still had bite, the tempura batter was light and crisp without being greasy.

The Crab Fried Rice ($7.95) did not disappoint. It had great flavor and a nice portion of crab considering the reasonable price. We had plenty to share.

We tried three skewers: Asparagus bacon ($2.95), mushroom ($1.50), and eggplant ($1.95). They each had nice flavor from the grill. Light and tasty.

I heard many praises for wings so they were a must, even if I'm not fond of chicken on the bone. We opted for the mild version since my friend has an aversion to heat. The Japanese Tebasaki Chicken Wings ($4.95) were delicious. Perfectly crisp and juicy. I'm eager to try the Korean and Thai varieties.

Service was friendly and attentive. I don't think it'll be long before word gets out about this gem. Now, I must try it for lunch.

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