Craig LaBan says Sakeya, the Japanese restaurant that’s opened in the cursed Academy House, is off to a good start. We admit we kind of dismissed the place after encountering this paper sign out front shortly after they opened. But now we have to reconsider as the Craigster dropped this on us:
My favorite starter, though, was the okonomiyaki, a comforting, savory pancake that’s made the leap from Japanese home food to one of the trendier items at Asian-themed kitchens around town. Studded with seafood, veggies, and two-tone streaks of sweet dark sauce and Japanese mayo, it arrives at Sakeya inside a cute ceramic crock – a satisfying pre-theater nibble that also tastes like a good omen.