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Sarasa 3/
Karasuma-Oike:
Mediterranean
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Sarasa is all about
reasonably priced
food in a huge old
tobacco shop. The
menu is broadly
Mediterranean with a
Japanese fringe, and
most dishes come on
large white platters
that lend an air of
celebration to eat-
ing here.

There is a range of
moriawase plates
that start at Y580
and include roasted
vegetables, sardines
in oil and tortilla
with sausage among
the choices. The
smoked tuna and
avocado salad ca-
prese with wasabi
mayonnaise is part
of the Japanese
fringe and the
dressing is truly
delectable. On a
busy Saturday night
giggling groups of
female university
students and a
housewives' renunion
are tucking into the
seafood and grill
plates (around Y1500
each). Value is writ
large on the Sarasa
menu and there is no
doubt that the serv-
ings are big by
Japanese standards.

The cheesecake,
dusted with icing
sugar, goes com-
pletely over the top
with the breakfast-
sized jar of Bonne
Maman jam that ac-
companies it. The
house wine (Y580) is
just ordinary, so it
would be far wiser
to order Trapiche
(red) or Casal Gar-
cia (white, Portu-
guese frizzante) for
Y2600 a bottle each.
The cavernous space
and array of seating
lend themselves to
lingering. The coun-
ter has front row
seats to the open
kitchen while the
small room out the
back beyond the
garden is for trysts
of a more intimate
nature.
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Sanjo Kuromon-dori
Hokuto-kado. [on the
corner of Sanjo-dori
and Kuromon-dori, 2
streets west of
Horikawa-dori in the
Sanjo Shotengai]
 Open 11:30am-11pm
(lunch to 2pm).
Closed Wednesdays.
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