My plan was to review both restaurants for you, but I couldn’t get in to La Fuentes last Friday night. I was surprised to see the parking lot completely full at 5:20 p.m. We walked in and were ignored by all 3 hostesses. When we finally approached them, they said it was going to be over an hour wait so we left and went to Kawa. I spent years in the restaurant business – even opening a few so I’ll cut them some slack and just try again in a few weeks when I’m sure they’ll have the kinks worked out with their staff. I’ve heard the food at their South location is great.
Friday night was actually my second visit to Kawa – first time for dinner. They have quite an extensive menu. Think Chinese restaurant + Sushi. I’m a huge fan of Cho, but I think Kawa has a more “unique” selection of rolls with more inventive combinations. My first visit, we ordered the BFG roll, Lion King, and Girls on Film. Girls on Film had jalapeno in it and was awesome! I enjoyed the other two as well and the three rolls were more than plenty for the 2 of us. Their food is all made to order, which is great because I’m gluten free – almost everything could be made gluten free. For dinner, we ordered and a Kate Moss roll (delicious!) and Chicken with Black Bean Sauce – usually one of my favorites, but not so much here – a lot more mushrooms than chicken and barely any sauce. They don’t have a license for alcohol yet, but gave me a complimentary glass of Cabernet.
All in all, the service was great, food fresh, and they deliver. I think they’ll do great here in Steiner!