A nice little Japanese place in Burbank.
Momotaro’s is a nice little Japanese place not too far from beautiful downtown Burbank (Leno would have get into one of his cars to make it over here).
Is it the nicest Japanese place in town? No. But it’s got a Sushi Bar, and its got some Japanese classics that even some local Japanese places don’t always serve like Tonkatsu or Sukiyaki. Plus, it’s open decently late. The only problem is, because Kabuki’s moved into the neighborhood, Momotaro’s no longer has the exclusive franchise on those Japanese classics. And in a few cases, Kakubi’s outdoes Momotaro’s (where else am I gonna get Soba Noodles in Burbank?).
Still it’s a nice place, it’s got a wide selecton of sushi, all for a reasonable price.
WHAT SHOULD I GET?: The menu has changed, expanded and contracteed over the years. They still serve the Momotaro Boat, which is just too much food for mere humans to handle. But the thing I usually get is the Japanese classic Tonkatsu, which is a breaded Pork filet, fried up, cut up and put over rice, and served wtih a pugnet Tonkastu sauce, more tangy than sweet. It’s a lovely dish, and like I said, not everyone makes it.
IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP, PEOPLE: Japanese tradition calls for a welcome to be yelled out (not harshly) when you enter. It can be a little startling, but like I said its tradition, and when you know its coming, it can be very inviting.
Seriously, that’s the best I got.
PARKING: Best news of all, Momotaro’s has their own Lot. It’s free, and there are usually a lot of spaces. Failing that, you can always park on Glenoaks.
509 South Glenoaks Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91502
Tel: (818) 238-9944
Monday-Thursday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm