Food & Drink

Contempo Japanese in Uptown Oakland

The contempo-Japanese restaurant's new location is equally versatile, with a glass-lined, shoes-off "Kotatsu" room, a granite sushi bar that spies the sunken kitchen, and an 80-seat main floor w/ custom oak tables 'n chairs, all in the service of mini raw plates (e.g., ponzu-drizzled hamachi/avocado slices), plus mains like salt grilled sea bass and slow-braised daikon short ribs. Also on tap: 90+ sake varieties, which should ensure you never see those shoes again.