Somo's heyday may have passed, judging from its dwindling number of weekday customers. But it's still a cool place to hang out, with a comfy alfresco setting, friendly service and well-prepared Japanese food and booze.
Grilled stingray fins. A salty, chewy snack.
Selection of skewers: gingko nuts, quail eggs, chicken gizzard, chicken liver & pork belly. Some hits and misses (though the succulent pork belly is a surefire hit), but cheap enough to make them all worth trying.
Charcoal-grilled calamari. Tasted fresh and springy.
Deep-fried squid tentacles. Not too oily, but nicely bouncy.