Restaurant

Ippuku


“It’s like an escape from the Bay Area,” says Shannon Tucker at Foreign Cinema of this tiny Berkeley izakaya. The yakitori go far beyond chicken tenders here: you can get hearts, gizzards and cartilage on a stick. Forget wine: Sake and sochu are the focus, or, for high-rollers, Japanese whiskey.


 photo by Mitsue Nagase

Restaurant Info


2130 Center St., Berkeley, California

Japanese, Izakaya

510-665-1969

ippukuberkeley.com

2011, 2018 W&S New & Notable, SF50


This review appears in the print edtion of the October 2011 issue.
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