Hidden below a go-to joint for sushi, most slip down to Izakaya for after dinner drinks. Descend the stairs and you’ll find a western twist on a traditional Izakaya, decorated with Japanese symbols, lanterns and fairy lights all chilling to the cool beats the DJ spins (from amongst bottles behind the bar).
If you are into your sake and Japanese whiskey, then you’re in the right place; the shelves are bursting with the stuff. The bartenders, as well as being super nice are also super good at what they do, especially when it comes to nailing the classics: Old Fashioneds, Mai Tais and Whiskey Sours are all done well.
Settle in at a cosy table; old School Japanese films will keep you occupied, and dim lighting will keep you looking sexy. If you’re hungry (or even if you’re not) you’ve got to try the Izakaya Burger, (and say yes to the teriyaki sauce) with a beef and pork pattie, served in a homemade bun with lashings of Asian burger sauce, it’s famous in these parts. And get stuck into the Japas (confused? Swap the J for a T): ginger crab salad, pork gyoza and squid tempura, it’s all goooood.