From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
COD Robata Grill Bar
- Address: Terbatas iela 45, Riga
- Phone: +371 257 25670
- Web: cod.lv
- Seats: 32
The more you know…
Things that are hidden in plain sight are usually intriguing: places that don’t advertise; off-the-menu dishes requested only by in-the-know guests; discreet restaurants that savvy gourmets keep for themselves. COD is one of these. Yes, it’s Japanese––traditional Japanese culture is all about discretion, after all. COD might be a well-kept secret, but it’s always busy. The action circles around a robata grill where chefs slowly sear raw ingredients over an open fire, taming even the richest, most robust mackerel into irresistible, subtle delicacy. Coals and embers have a way of making everything taste better. Naturally, there’s tataki, tempura and sushi too, the latter offering some fun surprises like Wagyu beef sushi and goose liver wrapped in seaweed. Sushi joints are ubiquitous in Riga, COD, however has them all beat with superior fish and expertly cooked rice with a well-balanced acidity, The mostly black décor adds a layer of seriousness, even the wait staff is dressed in somber black uniforms, they move silently, appear, and disappear, often almost unnoticed. This is not a place for loud conversations, so whatever you do, keep it down while you knock back your sake. There’s a chef’s table in the kitchen, it seats four––four guests that are really in the know. You don’t have to know a lot, you just have to visit COD once. And then finish your meal with cocktails in the subterranean bar. The signature drinks change often and the beverage list is one of the city’s most extensive...
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