Hot on the heels of its ramen shop downstairs (check out our first look here), Daikaya has recently opened an izakaya, which draws from the flavors of traditional Japanese bar snacks while adding its own unique flair. Take a peek at the food!
'Izakaya' on Serious Eats
Only in Japan have they taken the simple concept of bar snacks—small, often salty treats designed to get you to drink more—and transformed them into a culinary and social art form. Try one of these Japanese Izakaya dish recipes: Karaage, Agedashi Dofu, Tuna and Avocado Nuta, or Yaki Nasu.
Robataya! [Photographs: Tam Ngo] Robataya is the latest from the restaurant group that manages such Japanese gems as Sobaya. Its grilled menu offerings are similar to those of Aburiya Kinnosuke, but presented with greater fidelity to the rowdy spirit...
I was prepared to bite through the golden batter and find fish cake, but I ended up discovering something far better. Each mini corn dog was filled with a mild melted cheese, that formed a perfect combination with the sweet, wafflelike batter.
Izakaya, Japanese taverns that serve small plates of food to snack on, are all the rage this year. We sent Joe DiStefano out to survey a handful of them in New York.