Best Japanese Happy Hour - 2012
In the evening hours, when Delica Rf-1 transforms from casual Japanese deli to full-service sushi counter, you'll probably hesitate stepping in. The display cases in front sit empty and dark, but just like a mullet, the party's in the back. The happy hour (5 to 7 p.m.) is indeed happy with a mix of commuters, suits, and backpackers enjoying bowls of edamame and lotus root chips ($3 each), and one of the nightly $10 specials of a drink and a bite. Combinations have featured a mini-donburi (rice bowl) with a sparkling wine cocktail, or karaage (Japanese-style fried boneless chicken thigh) paired with sake. The atmosphere is lively, with efficient service that will make sure you don't miss your ferry, but relaxing enough that you might be tempted to wait for the next one.