Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Kyoto Express

Hi there, it's me; back from hibernation.

I was doing a list of restaurants in Oakland for a managers' meeting and checking out (on Yelp)some of the ones I haven't been to. And there was Kyoto Express. I can say without hyperbole that I have walked past it a thousand times. I had judged that it was too small to be any good. (No logic there.)
Well, it is small and it is very good! I have been on a teriyaki kick for a while and it fit the bill nicely. KE is really just a hallway of a restaurant. You go in and order and sit at the counters. It is run by one lady with love. The teriyaki was good; it comes with rice or noodles and a salad and miso. It opens only for lunch (11:30 to 3:00). You can call your order in if you like.

Kyoto Express
1721 Webster St., Oakland
510-444- 1717

Monday, February 11, 2008


The sun setting in craftsman colors
blue and orange, blue and orange

Over the bay, water birds turning
spinning down to their prey

The mercury sheen on the water
the intimate lap lap lap

As it arrives
at the shore

Wanting it to mean nothing
wanting it to mean everything

Wanting it to mean everything
wanting it to mean nothing