Monday, September 19, 2011

Temari Japanese Cafe, Rockville MD

We used to go to Temari on a weekly basis when we lived in Rockville.  Now we're about 20 minutes away and there are other ramen choices, we only visit it occasionally.  After this visit, I think that frequency will go down to once a year or less......  The place is getting more and more expensive!!

Temari has always been on the pricey side, but they keep increasing their prices on the menu!  Given that the portions have become bigger, I still rather pay normal prices for a normal size meal rather than the 'super-size' Japanese meal.  Japanese entrees and 'super-size' just don't go together correctly....

For appetizer, I ordered a onigiri, this was about $3.95.  Nothing special.

seaweed onigiri

I ordered the katsu curry rice for entree.  It was priced at $15.99!  It was bigger portion than before but over-sized Japanese dishes just don't feel/taste the same.

katsu curry rice

He ordered the ginger pork donburi.  It was about 1/3 larger in portion, tasted pretty much the same and had more meat, but also about $3 more than before.  This dish was about $13.99.

ginger pork donburi

I'm not sure who decided on their new 'direction' on super sizing all their entrees and prices, but I for one did not appreciate.  With 2 entrees and a small appetizer, our dinner bill was about $35 without tip.  Pretty pricey for what we ordered!  I miss the old Temari with their regular sized entrees and above average pricing (not the expensive menu they have nowadays).  On a side note, I guess that's how they upgraded their old CRT TV over the bar to the new flat screen.....

FoodiePop's rating: 3/5

Temari Japanese Cafe
1043 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

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