Solid. This is a very good business to bring to Goleta. I’m really glad it’s opened. It’s not fancy or fine dining. It’s in a strip mall, so is subject to the usual plastic aesthetic, although they’ve added some fishnets here and there and buoys to give the impression of an old salty diner. It’s [...]
Going to San Diego is always a treat. I have many friends here, from my University days, and good friends at that. And new friends. July is always a must for a roadtrip to San Diego, because the SD Comic Con is this month. My brother and some of his friends have been on the [...]
It starts out small enough, when one friend reaches out to suggest dinner and I commit to it. Then another friend emails about dinner at the same time, so I suggest combining into a group. And suddenly the group becomes five, all settling down comfortably in the restaurant on a Friday evening, with rainclouds looming [...]
Gordon’s visiting, and we’re making a weekend of it! First stop, upon his landing at the airport: Kobachi. Really, could you expect anything less? I didn’t take photos of the whole suite of items we ordered, this meal was more about welcoming Gordon to town and showing him why Kobachi is a favorite place to [...]
I went to Kobachi on a whim. It was cold and raining, it felt like the right thing to do. Wayne for up for the task of dining with me and we got a 2-top before the place got too busy. And actually, we stayed until the crowd had died down for the night. Ken-san [...]
SBIFF burn-out, I wasn’t up for going to the final party at EOS. Instead, how about some small plates at Kobachi? I ran into two of the filmmakers I’d spoken to earlier in the day, by coincidence. It turned out great, I joined their table and we all enjoyed some sake together. It had been [...]
All through December, Kobachi was giving away coupons as Christmas gifts. Between two people, we’d collected about $15 in vouchers, so on this time we were in the mood for sashimi and thought we’d combine these, along with another $30 and request sashimi omakase. Ken-san was in, and agreed. First, though, some drinks and nibbles. [...]
Friends are in town, and the gang’s pining away from Edomasa, the home of late night sushi and many a drunken night for students.
Friends are visiting from out of state and I’m proud to introduce them to the awesomness that is izakaya at Kobachi.