Bryan Chittenden and Greg Donnally, the guys behind two of Scottsdale's most pop-tastic hangouts -- Stingray Sushi and Drift Polynesian Restaurant -- are opening a new place tomorrow night, and it just screams Japanophile.
It's called Geisha A Go Go, and I can't wait to go-go get my drink on with some shochu cocktails, then go be a spazz with some of my nearest and dearest in a private karaoke room.
You didn't think the Japanese actually sing "Welcome to the Jungle" in front of a room full of strangers, did you? Hell no. They're all about discretion, and that means being a rock 'n' roll freak behind closed doors, then acting like nothing happened the next day. Thank god somebody finally brought the concept to Arizona.
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(They're also promising pachinko machines, loud dance-rock, and high-tech Japanese toilets. I'm not sure if they're the kind that wash and air-dry your bottom, but hopefully they'll at least have the automatic seat warmer...)
Anyway, the food -- you wanted to know about that, right? Chef Patrick Boll's menu looks pretty hearty, from pork gyoza and braised duck korokke with cherry-garlic soy sauce to wok-style whole fish and various stir-fries. There are several noodle dishes, as well as plenty of sizzle-it-yourself hot rock dishes, including wagyu and kurobuta.
Geisha A Go Go is located at 7150 E. 6th Ave. in Scottsdale. Call 480-699-0055 for details.