There is no shortage of lunch options in Buckhead, but when you want something relatively quick and convenient, your options quickly dwindle. One of those few remaining options is Hashiguchi Jr, a restaurant that suffers from extreme location issues. Sure near Lenox mall is always a plus, but when your location is down a side street and under another restaurant, you have a problem.
All problems aside, I was able to have a quick lunch with Jennifer before I left Atlanta. After being shown our seats, it took a few minutes before we could decide on our sushi order.
The bean curd nigiri seemed really interesting.
As I’ve said before, I’m a sucker for dumplings and Jennifer shares the same trait. So when the waitress said gyoza were available and with a “special sauce”, we were hooked.
The gyoza themselves are actually a good dumplings with a nice amount of green onion and pork filling. The special sauce is something to be avoided. It’s really nothing more than a thick teriyaki sauce and it doesn’t bring anything worthwhile to the table.
Since I wasn’t too interested in sushi, the pork cutlet seemed like a pretty solid lunch.
Of course a side of rice was provided along with a small bowl of very thick sauce. Unlike the special sauce for the gyoza, this sauce actually complimented the pork cutlet and really rounded out the dish.
When all was said and done, we were finished in under an hour and that’s an important feature of a lunch spot. Everyone loves a lazy lunch, but duty calls. Hashiguchi Jr. had provided just that. Sure there wasn’t anything too exceptional about the meal, particularly the “special sauce”, but this was a solid lunch, and I’ll keep it in mind next time I need a quick spot on Peachtree.