Did you know it took us 3 tries to get a chance to try Mitsu-ken's?
The first time...we went on the day they were closed...no wonder we found parking on the street...ha!
The second time...we went on the day that they having construction done on the street in front and weren't gonna have any water, so they were closed...boo!
The third time...we went after trying to order take out at another place, only to find out they didn't have what we wanted.
So we stood in Mitsu-ken's l-o-n-g line. The line is long because there really is no "shop" to go into, just a cart with hot foods pushed in front of the doorway "creating" an order window.
We ordered their Mitsu-ken bento...US$6.25 + tax.
3 generous pieces of their garlic chicken, teri beef, a shoyu weiner and shoyu spam, lots of rice and an egg omlet (that's how it is spelled).
A ton of food but their garlic chicken is delicious. Very crispy. Driving home, the garlic smell was strong, but not so overpowering while eating it.
Their teri beef was gristly, a bit on the tough side but well soaked.
There is no parking unless you find some on the street, but I'm glad we got to try this place.
We'll be back.
1223 North School Street
Open Tuesdays-Saturdays 5:00-13:00