kuchisabishii 口寂しい. When you’re not hungry, but you eat because your mouth is lonely.
Concorde Group is on a roll. Its latest outing, Lonely Mouth Bar on 17th Ave. S.W., adds to the group’s collection of beautiful, well-lit, retro-chic dining rooms – this one with a Japanese flavour to serve as a backdrop for the food. Specializing in udon noodles, Lonely Mouth has the city’s only custom udon-making machine to ensure the noodles come out perfectly, every time. Enjoy them in a soup broth with shaved beef, onsen egg or shredded chicken. A highlight for us was the bluefin tuna tartare with avocado, a heavenly miso emulsion and crispy, salty udon crackers. This is one of those dishes you remember months later as practically perfect. For dessert, the sweet potato doughnuts served with miso caramel and sesame gelato hit all the right notes with a warm, creamy texture and a unique blend of sweetness and umami that is a great way to end the meal.