Despite the upscale decor and potentially sterile hotel location (Japantown's Kabuki), this restaurant manages to create the casual, welcoming vibe of Japan's convivial izakayas, where groups of friends or co-workers gather around a table for a few hours, knocking back large quantities of alcohol while fortifying themselves by sharing small plates of booze-friendly food. Best bets are the inexpensive yakimono (grilled items), particularly the pork belly and innards such as duck hearts and tripe; beer-battered onion rings; warm buckwheat soba; and hot beignets. Drink prices range from modest ($5 draft beers, a couple of $4 local sakes) to expensive (imported sake for $26 a glass or more than $200 a bottle).
Features: Business Dining, Coat Check, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible, Wifi Access, Breakfast, Dinner, Snack Food, Full bar, Garage Parking, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards
Parking: Garage, Street, Valet
Reservations: Accepted, Online Reservations Available
Entertainment: Live Entertainment
Extra Info: Bar open Wed.-Sun. 5 p.m.-midnight.