🙂 = Kids’ menu that’s pretty basic for even the pickiest of eaters. Changing table. High chairs available. Friendly service! Lunch menu available. A variety of options: sushi, nigiri, sashimi, teppanyaki, bento boxes, several noodle dishes – the works!
🙁 = Can be slightly cramped for my toddler-foodies-in-training, who might need extra space for their carseats. Located directly off a busy access road. For kiddos with stimulation sensitivities (like me!), while the teppanyaki grill may be an AWESOME experience, it may also be sensory overload.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30A-9:30P; Fri 11:30A-10:30P; Sat 12:00P-10:30P; Sun 12:00P-9:00P
Mommy set out for culinary adventures WITHOUT me, but thankfully, one of my toddler foodie friends was able to pick up where I left off and gave a full report back on Hon Machi in Stone Oak. Hon Machi is a teppanyaki grill, which means they cook the food right in front of you! But mommy and her friends were more interested in sushi, Bento boxes, and noodles during this particular outing. So, they opted to not enjoy a live show… and sit in a booth… and chat….. BOOOOOOOORING. (Adults are SO weird…)
The restaurant itself is kind of small with a row of booths on one side and the grill (and seating around the grill) on the other. There is also a sushi bar, where you can watch the chefs prepare all kinds of sushi-goodness. While there are high chairs available, it might be a little cramped for carseats and definitely cramped for strollers. While definitely do-able, just be mindful that you may not be the most comfortable with all your necessary baby gear. The service, on the other hand, was great. The staff was attentive and very kid-friendly!
But let’s get into the food… Hon Machi has a lunch menu as well as a kids’ menu available. Lunch started with the miso soup, which I heard was good, but just not as salty as my mommy would have liked it. My mommy choose to go with sushi, ordering the Las Vegas Roll. This little number was stuffed with salmon, crab salad, avocado and cream cheese, deep fried and topped with eel sauce. According to mommy, it was DEEEEEEE-lish and absolutely hit the spot. One of her friends went outside her comfort zone and ordered the Chicken Udan, which is a wheat flour noodle dish. These noodles are typically on the thick side, and this dish is often times served in a broth. And Mommy’s other friend went with a Lunch Bento Box, which came with steam rice, house salad, gyoza, yellow tail nigiri and a sushi roll. In my opinion, this Bento Box seemed to be the best of all worlds and great bang for your buck. My sweet toddler foodie friend decided to share with her mommy and tasted Chicken Udan for the first time. I’m not quite sure she was a fan… but thankfully, if you’re a picky eater (like me), the kids’ menu offers simplistic options like chicken, shrimp, and steak which comes with your choice of soup or salad, veggies, and steamed rice.
Overall, I heard the food was good, and the service was great! Definitely Toddler Foodies approved! So, Mommy better take me the next time she goes!