Zipang Provisions just started having lunch hours on weekdays so my co-workers and I decided to try it out. Before they only served lunch on weekends. Zipang Provisions used to be just Zipang and located on Main and 23rd? but they they moved to Main and 14th near Burgoo and next to the Last Crumb Bakery.
Since they just started serving lunch, it was pretty empty. I like the the wood themed decor though it looks very nice and polished inside.
To start, we shared the Chicken Kaarage with Garlic Mayo. There were five pieces but one was a lot smaller than the others. The chicken was very moist and juicy! Can’t go wrong with fried chicken!
This was the BBQ Eel Hitsumabushi served with dashi broth on the side, miso soup and salad. I didn’t try it but it looked good!
This was the Nabeyaki Udon with 2 pieces of shrimp tempura and a soft boiled egg.
For lunch, you also have the option of ordering any two rolls at regular price but they will add a miso soup and salad to make it a combo. This was the Salmon Avocado Roll and Scallop Roll.
I had the Sauce Cutlet Donburi which was a pork cutlet dipped in “special” sauce. They never said what the sauce was but it sounded good. This also came with miso soup, salad and some agedashi tofu and one piece of fried eggplant. There was so much rice in the rice bowl! The portion was pretty substantial and this was all for $9.80. I only ate 2 of the pork cutlets and probably less than half the rice.
The rice should’ve came with a sauce though since it was difficult to eat. =/ The pork was crunchy and tender and the sauce it was marinated in was ok … I can’t describe it to you but it was a bit acidic? Sorry I really don’t know what it was. The agedashi tofu had a weird gummy texture on the outside though instead of the usual fried layer… I don’t usually comment on the miso soup but this one was pretty good. Not too salty and had carrot and daikon in it which was a nice touch and not every restaurant does it.
Zipang has a good selection of lunch items and I think pricing wise it would be similar to Suika with items between $9-16 and the presentation is nice. If you want to visit for lunch, now is a good time since it seems like not many people know about it yet.