An outpost from Dallas and a welcome addition to the Near Southside, this bar and bistro blends modern and traditional Japanese aesthetics with block-print artworks and the profuse use of warm woods. The menu pleases purists with tender pork gyoza, chicken heart yakitori, and spicy miso ramen, and then lures in adventurers with out-of-left-field pleasures like roasted bone marrow topped with baked blue crab, masago, and scallions. Vegetarian goodies include roasted brussels sprouts and beets with cashews in dashi butter, while seafood fans are pampered with octopus fritters dusted with bonito flakes and served with ginger cream and garlic aioli. Among specialty cocktails, tops is the cucumber martini teased with ginger simple syrup and sake.
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A hipster hangout serving stylized Japanese favorites.