Status: Opened Tuesday
John Curtas discovered this Japanese soba noodle restaurant tucked away on the back side of a Smith's shopping center on the northeast corner of Decatur Boulevard and Desert Inn Road. Outside, a sign for the former restaurant and a sandwich board with Japanese Soba Noodles written on it announces the restaurant. Find it, and you've discovered I-naba.
Curtas says the soba there “taste of buckwheat and have just the proper bite to them.”
He also tried the zuke tororo, a marinated, raw tuna; the battera, a marinated mackerel on sushi rice; and the satsuma-age, lightly fried fish cakes with ginger and says found “every bite as haunting and delicate as Japanese food can be.”