One of the trendiest restaurants in Midtown, Izakaya features heavy wood tones and painted concrete floors, a mix of industrial, luxe artisan-wood tabletops, mid-century style furniture with Japanese pop culture items and toys placed throughout the space.
There are two dining rooms with a central bar. The main dining room is bright with a wall of windows letting in sun from the east and an open flow to the bar.
The back room facing the interior courtyard is where your next Instagram-worthy shots are waiting to be snapped -- the walls are covered with giant, colorful murals created by local tattoo artist Catfish Perez.
Modeled after a traditional Japanese drinking establishment but updated to reflect today's global palate, Izakaya's menu is unique in that it is a partnership between two chefs: Jean-Philippe Gaston, known for his well-rounded background including Japanese, seafood and raw presentations and Manabu Horiuchi, known for exquisite classical Japanese cuisine.
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