While you can get good sushi here, it's not the central focus as it would be at a sushi bar. Fukumoto is instead in the "izakaya" tradition, sort of the Japanese version of a Western pub that is equal parts drinks and pub grub. Patrons generally order several "rounds" of food, somewhat comparable to meal courses but less formal and served up whenever the kitchen happens to have them ready.
So what's good in the world of izakaya? There are two basic menus to choose from: yakitori (cooked dishes) and sushi. On the yakitori side, popular dishes include the beef tongue in curry, fried oysters, bacon-wrapped asparagus and pork belly. Desserts are also a major draw here -- check out the deconstructed lemongrass cheesecake, dorayaki with maple ice cream and the chestnut mont blanc.
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