Kiraku in Fairfield – Sometimes You Feel Like It’s Awesome. Sometimes You Don’t.

We’ve been to Kiraku on the Post Road in Fairfield a number of times but we’ve never reviewed them. And we have really enjoyed our experiences there. This time was no exception, though some of the selections may not have been the smartest choices ever made.

Great miso!

ChowderGirl loves their miso soup. She says “It’s fantastic. Sometimes miso is mostly broth but this one is full of tofu and greens. And we all love the saltiness. It isn’t all thin and gross.”

Next up, we tried the shrimp shumai and the edamame. ChowderBoy loved them but was just keeping his stomach empty for his pad thai. We all thought the edamame was perfect. Not mushy. Not too hard. Juuuuuuust right.

Then the dumplings arrived – they are huge! ChowderBoy says they are good, not great. Here’s his potential thumbs up on the whole dumpling test.

Thumbs headed up for dumplings!

ChowderMom asked for a tuna roll with crunchy (yes, we know, what a terrible order). They decided to bring it with mostly cucumber and very little tuna. This is disappointing – their tuna is typically very good!

Too much crunchy, not enough tuna.

ChowderGirl always gets a Philadelphia roll, no matter where we go. This one was so good, she insisted she needed a second order.

She is going to hate this picture.

ChowderMom and ChowderDad usually split some interesting kind of roll when we get sushi. This time, we tried their Matt Roll. Honestly, I have no idea what was in it but it was so fracking good, we were semi-speechless.

"Holy smokes! Ridiculous. So fantastic. We love this roll."

Sadly, after his long wait, ChowderBoy was less than impressed by the somewhat bland Pad Thai. He said “Bland. Why is this bland? Yuck. It makes me sad.”

Overall, we love when we order the special rolls. We are less than impressed with the more boring stuff and highly recommend their sashimi which we did not order this time.


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