Izakaya


November 1, 2016

Bay Eats Japan – November 2016

by Sarah Han
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Welcome to Bay Eats Japan, where we’ll alert you to newly and soon-to-be opened Japanese restaurants and bars in the Bay Area.

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October 4, 2016

Bay Eats Japan: Oct 2016

by Sarah Han

Photo from Iza Ramen by Patrick Lu/@pesto88)

Welcome to our new column, Bay Eats Japan, where we’ll alert you to newly and soon-to-be opened Japanese restaurants and bars in the Bay Area.

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September 7, 2016

No Reservations and No-Frills Dining at STAND in Kyoto

by Kayoko Akabori

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Kyoto is a bit stuffy for my taste. Literally, it gets SO HOT in the summer, I can’t deal.

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February 9, 2015

Abura-ya: Izakaya for the People

by Kayoko Akabori

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Let me start off by saying that I think Abura-ya is the most exciting dining experience in the Bay Area in the last few years.

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October 23, 2013

Postcard from Portland: Biwa Restaurant

by Kayoko Akabori

Yoko and I are here for Portland Cocktail Week, where we were on a panel about import/ export/ distribution yesterday (it was great!).

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October 9, 2012

MOTOism: Izakaya MOTO

by Moto Yamamoto

Izakaya MOTO is an invite-only, very exclusive izakaya, located in the heart of Financial District in Manhattan (aka my apartment).

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May 8, 2012

Gochi: Revitalizing Japanese Cuisine in Cupertino

by Kayoko Akabori

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Gochi opened quietly in 2005, in a little non-descript strip mall on the back roads of Cupertino.

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March 11, 2011

Pushing Boundaries at Kappou Gomi (SF)

by Kayoko Akabori

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“Where the hell are we? Did we miss it?” I ask as we drive further and further away from the city center.

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May 3, 2009

Awamori with Shiso and Wasabi

by Yoko Kumano


Last night, I was at a local izakaya, Washio, with some friends. My friend Takachiho, fresh off of work, downed two bottles of beer, three sake servings and quickly moved onto his next drink all in the time span of about 80 minutes.

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March 9, 2009

Tachigui: Eating Whilst Standing

by Yoko Kumano

Eating while walking, talking, driving, computing and making love. Most Americans have done many or all of these things.

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