Ippuku


photo by Mitsue Nagase

“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.

2130 Center St., Berkeley, California

Japanese, Izakaya

510-665-1969


This story appears in the print issue of October 2011.
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