Craving umami, that savory flavor that only a good Asian chief can achieve. After a brief search we found issei noodle in Lancaster PA, and boy was I satisfied. They hit the culinary trifecta: Great food, great service and fair prices.
Upon entering we were greeted by the amiable hostess with a sincere "make yourself at home." Familial hospitality was evident in every staff interaction we encountered.
The menu was extensive with Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai offerings. Our hostess took the time to describe the menu and made appropriate recommendations. Portions are large for sharing; D8, Shrimp Tempura Egg Don-Buri over white rice stimulated our taste buds, nicely seasoned. We added avocado; this added a nice creaminess to the spicy, umami flavor. Since this is a noodle restaurant we also chose one of their signature noodle dishes: #10 Gomoku White Miso Ramen. This was a large portion of Japanes noodles and vegetables in a yummy, spicy, umami filled broth warming us up on a very chilly evening.
A nice selection of Sake was available as well as other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Prices were reasonable. Metered street parking was available as well as a municipal lot one block away.
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