Musings on the benefits of restrained interior design aside, you and your date will next peruse a menu of dishes inspired by the chef’s childhood favorites. You’ll start with bagna cauda, a Japanese take on the Italian favorite with garlic miso sauce, before moving on to shrimp toast, fried chicken and grilled beef tongue.
While all that ordering and eating goes down, you’ll also be scanning the extensive sake list, trying different options like the “Pure Snow” unfiltered junmai nigori.
And there’s wine and beer, too, like the yuzu ale from Hitachino. You know, should your date prefer those to sake.