Friday, March 6, 2009

Izakaya "Tonneau"

Last weekend, we went out to dinner with some friends at an "izakaya." An "izakaya" is Japanese for a bar/pub establishment where drinks are served along with heavy appetizers. Usually if you're in the mood to try your hand at a variety of different kinds of Japanese food, an "izakaya" is your best bet. You can order the standard pub fare of fried foods like french fries or you can even be daring and order stuff like sushi, yakisoba, grilled skewers like squid, chicken, etc. It's pretty similar to "tapas" where you can share the plates with your friends. "Izakayas" are quite popular in Japan and it's not uncommon to see places full with employees socializing with each other after work.

The "izakaya" we went to last weekend was a little unique. It's exterior is shaped like a gigantic barrel. Yes, that's right, a barrel. Don't take MY word for it, take a look!

The place is called "Tonneau" and despite the funky exterior, the food was delish! We were all surprised by how good the food was. They have quite a list of "awamori" so next time we go, we'll have to try some...

Kevin and I had a good time with our friends. Unfortunately, they are set to move back to the States in another month.

Thanks for a fun night, Natalia and Adrian!

~Chrissy :)

1 comment:

Camemberu said...

Chanced upon your beautiful blog while looking up izakayas. You guys are well-travelled! I'll be reading more...

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