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Chef Chris Kimura

(Alum of Michael Mina, Bashan)
(1454 Reviews)

No menu planned.

  1. Background
  2. Reviews

Chef Kimura’s first job was at a Japanese restaurant in Los Altos, California. It was there that he first caught the hospitality bug and went on to work at a variety of notable SF Bay Area restaurants, including Orson with Chef Elizabeth Flanker and Michael Mina at his namesake restaurant. He went on to run the kitchen at Bashan in Glendale and spent a lot of time traveling, learning the nuances of popular ethnic foods in the most authentic way.

He enjoys foods that are well-balanced with a significant depth of flavor and you’ll see that with the dishes he creates each week for Munchery. On his days off, you’ll find him at a simple Izakaya, snacking, drinking, and laughing with friends.

Total Reviews:
1454 reviews
Average Rating:
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 stars
830
4 stars
443
3 stars
122
2 stars
38
1 star
21
This is so good! Flavor on point and plenty for a full meal.
5  Stars
By Tori Schaulis
Thank goodness for more vegan options, please provide one every day !
5  Stars
By Zoë Green
Really great combination of ingredients.
5  Stars
By Tara Crow
Absolutely fabulous. I loved everything in this meal.
5  Stars
By Julie Wiseman
One of our favorites!
5  Stars
By Noelle Festa
Absolutely beautiful meal!
5  Stars
By Marsha Nickerson
Brown rice would be nice.
4  Stars
By J C
Too much chicken or not enough rice.
3  Stars
By Lisa Chung
Yum! Good size portion and delicious!
5  Stars
By Rachele Perri
Chicken quality
3  Stars
By Shannon Anderson
Good but not great. Had to doctor it up a bit with some avo. Nice light meal!
4  Stars
By Rachele Perri
A symphony of flavors, I'll definitely be ordering this salad again
5  Stars
By Eric Amey
Bad quality meat. Small portion
2  Stars
By Behzad Richey
WAs not delivered
1  Stars
By Adele Bloom
YUK! Way too salty and the mushrooms were dehydrated and overwhelmed the flavor of the soup with their nasty dehydrated mushroom flavor and gross rubbery texture.
1  Stars
By Tara Beyhm
Just didn't knock me out
3  Stars
By Tina Hillstrom
Too sweet
3  Stars
By Jeri Desouza
Way too salty.
2  Stars
By Tracy Bugh
Just not my favorite flavor profile I guess.
3  Stars
By Janice Terzioglu
Rice was not tender to the bite, either undercooked or dried out.
3  Stars
By Janet Earl
Prefer white meat only
3  Stars
By Linda Jett
My daughter and I both became very ill from this dish. We suspect it was the sauce.
1  Stars
By Carolyn Hampton
You are supposed to separate the peanuts, but they are loose in the container, so you have to collect them.
3  Stars
By Brendan OToole
Great flavor!!!!! A very thick soup, but a total hit!
4  Stars
By Christopher Erwin
Dressing for side slaw tasted rancid. Main meal was good
3  Stars
By Lindsey Basart
This particular miso was over-the-top salty
1  Stars
By Cassie Thornburg
So salty I had to check if it was a concentrate, and added 50% water to make it palatable. Guess that means more soup :-)
2  Stars
By Elaine Chu
i loved this and would order it once a week.
5  Stars
By Julie Wiseman
Meat was gross
1  Stars
By Carrie Morrison
The salmon as slimey
2  Stars
By Catherine Horelick
One of the most delicious salads I've ever had! Absolutely restaurant quality. Highly recommend.
5  Stars
By Amy Kaplan
No peanuts and less than usual pasta. will not order again
1  Stars
By Saif Al-Azzawi
The flavor was great. Methinks the quinoa absorbed the broth?
4  Stars
By Pamela Walls
Plenty of moist tender chicken, rice perfect, & good-sized portion of salad. Will definitely be ordering this again!!
5  Stars
By Eric Amey
Hardly any meat
2  Stars
By Carrie Morrison
Very salty
3  Stars
By Alla Lipov
More bone than chicken. I wish it came boneless. It was a lot to spend for such a tiny bit of chicken you had to fight to get. I liked the flavor though.
2  Stars
By J C
Sooo good I love how the noodles weren't stuck together
5  Stars
By Audrey Lim-Hing
Ham is an odd addition to the experience - salmon or chicken would be way better - and dip is salty but didn't have much flavor.
3  Stars
By Lauren Hollingsworth
Dipping noodles and salad into chilled broth ...very tasty!!! There was plenty to eat.
5  Stars
By Eric Amey
The slaw was delicious!
4  Stars
By Jessica Costanza
Skin was very leathery and unpleasantly chewy. Less importantly portion size a little skimpy.
3  Stars
By Isabel Hemming
Really delicious and oh-so-soothing. And I consider myself quite a connoisseur of miso soup. I deducted a star because I was robbed of carrots in my soup. What is with that? The photo clearly shows carrots.
4  Stars
By Karen Wu
Too much slaw.
3  Stars
By Rachel Sarnowski
Worst meal yet - very disappointed- dark, bone-in meat that was gray and not edible - had to throw it away
1  Stars
By Tamara Hemmerly
So delicious, lite, fresh, and filling. One of my favorite salads. I like to order one exra when this item is offered and take it to work for lunch.
5  Stars
By Renee Eshom
Delicious salad with the perfect balance of sweet and savory. The flavors in each bit were beautifully enhanced by the salad dressing.
5  Stars
By Laurie Woods
previously reviewed. a bit of a disappointment.
3  Stars
By Michele Clark
Very mediocre. Big portion though. Slaw was the best part but I don't recommend using all the dressing. Added more soy sauce and sriracha to the chicken and rice which helped greatly!
3  Stars
By Jeff Chlebus
It had fresh dressing! :)
3  Stars
By Will Abernatha