Chris and I ventured down Lake Rd last night to Shogun, which is a newish Japanese restaurant in Ashtabula. Tis true! This burg most think of as offering only diners and dive bars is actually turning out to have some great food.
Shogun is unassuming to be sure. In fact, it was kind of hard to know that it was open when we drove up. But once inside, the service was friendly and patient with our questions, the miso soup was umami-ful to a definite degree of happiness, the edamame had a nice salt flake upon it, the pickled ginger was super bright and peppery, and the main courses were quite fresh and filling.
Chris had the Vegan roll, which had avocado, cucumber, carrot, and black sesame seeds on the outside of the rice. I had the Shogun roll, which is a California roll with salmon and tuna on the outside. Both were well presented and delicious!
Right now alcohol is BYOB, but they will have their liquor license soon. And if you like sugar, pack your own as stevia is the name of the sweetener at Shogun.
Here’s hoping they get more business and thrive! It was way too quiet for a Friday night considering the quality of the food.