Aug 18, 2023 - Food and Drink

Affordable sushi, Japanese classics at Tanabata in South Salt Lake

Japanese Mont Blanc frozen purple sweet potato cake at Tanabata. Photo: Erin Alberty/Axios

Tanabata, South Salt Lake's new Japanese restaurant, is serving up sushi, soups and noodle classics at lower prices than we've seen in awhile.

  • And it's solid fare!

The latest: The restaurant opened around the first of the month at 633 E. 3300, at the location vacated by Ejo Korean BBQ.

  • 👋 Erin here! I popped by last weekend and sampled the goods.

Details: The donburi rice bowls are a great value, with a thick array of sashimi for $15 and cooked proteins for $10.

  • The yosenabe — a rich and beefy hot pot — also was a hearty winner at $12.
  • Even the saké was a deal: $5, and I didn't even finish it all.

The bottom line: When my husband and I left, I gawked at the bill — the cheapest date night we've had in a while.

One sweet thing to go: Do not miss the Japanese Mont Blanc frozen purple sweet potato cake, pictured above.

  • It's a surprise on so many levels!

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