Set lunch @ Etxola, Honmachi.
This was my second set lunch at Etxola and it was some time ago now (Feb 2013). Love the relaxed elegant interior here, especially the open kitchen. Things started off nicely – spicy chorizo: yum; olive oil sorbet: great (despite a few noticed failed attempts in the kitchen). While the spinach soup was meh, the Arroz con pulpo / octopus ojiya / porridge-risotto-like rice with octopus was absolutely delicious (not pictured). This was followed by watery fish and super tender yet overly rich beef. I really think Etxola has the makings of a great restaurant, however, falls short on execution. Fucking step it up! Still, with set lunches from ¥2500 per person (we paid ¥4800 per person), it’s great value. Dinner may be a whole different thing.