Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Botan Restaurant: This review no longer applies due to management change since original post

Do you recall ONE SIZE FITS ALL? This one absolute does.......


Can't stop raving.......ask Chef Andy for HEART SUSHI


My design professors at CCAC would love this divine presentation


Too sexy to......fry me amiable


photo courtesy *m*: guess what luv? this is what started it all........

Dear TasteMemory.com readers - ownership has changed since I have written this post earlier in August 2007. I returned to Botan in October 2007 to find the management had changed, the sushi chefs mentioned in this post have changed as well as a different menu.....

Hello darlings......

I'm actually out and about eating around far far and away from Jax'ville...........

Will report about that later (upon return from chain central....)

Here's a *close up* though on Botan Japanese Restaurant; hey.......ya think I'm obsessed about sushi?

I think I'm more into the challenge of it.

Kinda like biting into olives.

Have you been to those Manhattan delicatessens with like THE abundant 20 something some odd olive varieties?

I've always said "A man that won't bite into OLIVES; is afraid of RISKS......"

I guess it could apply to women too....but t'hink about that one......esp. if you know someone that will not BITE into an UNFAMILIAR olive.....hmmmmmm (perhaps I have too much time on my hands to think about things like this; but wanted to share this passionate insight with you).

Grocery story black olives and generic green olives need not apply.

I'm into exotic olive biters (another story).

Anyways; this place BOTAN floored me though - most of all because it was completely unexpected and *m* hauled me out; reminding me it would be a formal 'review' on my part.

Which meant I had to haul my camera equipement; and I COULD NOT eat in a relaxed state of mind realiSing I was AT WORK.

So with that last stoke: I AM OBSESSED and must go back THERE; so as I rouse back into Jax'ville......for the best RAW sushi in town.

Dear TasteMemory.com readers - ownership has changed since I have written this post earlier in August 2007. I returned to Botan in October 2007 to find the management had changed, the sushi chefs mentioned in this post have changed as well as a different menu.....

Botan Japanese Restaurant
4076 Belfort Rd. #9
Jacksonville, Florida 32216

Tel 904.296.0770

4 comments:

Hillary said...

Wow - I found you on Taste Spotting and that's some very artistic presentation! Thanks for sharing. Did you find the third dish a bit overwhelming?

TasteMemory said...

Hey Hillary - the third dish w/all the sashimi's was awesome.....luvvved the white tuna!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let everyone know that we may not have In and Out Burger here in Jax but we do have Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries. If you haven't tried it yet, you need to try one of the four locations in the area because I think you will find it is even better!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately they have new ownership. I am unimpressed with the new menu and the quality has drastically dropped. They now use frozen fish. They do not offer the rolls I once loved. They no longer offer free saki on Sunday and Monday nights. It's sad because I have no idea where to go now, for good sushi.