We are an izakaya serving upscale Japanese bar food. We serve small plates, designed for sharing. We source our meat and produce from purveyors we know and trust. In season, we also grow much of our own produce across the street. Fresh ingredients are emphasized in all our preparations. We make our own desserts, ice cream, and pickles in house.
Since we’re a thousand miles from the ocean, we have chosen to serve fish only on Wednesday after 5 pm and on the omakase chef's tasting menu. Many items on the menu are gluten free (indicated by gf) and vegetarian/vegan. Our soy and tamari are non-GMO. Please inform your server of any dietary restrictions.
Heading up the kitchen is Kiko Rodriguez, a talented young chef most recently at La Boca and Taberna, both of which serve tapas--the Spanish equivalent of izakaya fare. Kiko likes to mix up the cultures and flavors of Japan, Spain, and his native Veracruz.
Supervising our adult beverage program is Deborah Fleig, one of fewer than 40 female master sake sommeliers in the world, importer of fine sake to the US, and boasting one of the most amazing palates in New Mexico.