Venue Info

Gazen is a dark, intimate, and minimalist Japanese restaurant where family-style plates and shochu cocktails take center stage, so bring a group of friends, park yourself on the floor of one of the tatami rooms, and get to sharing. You'll find plenty of izakaya dishes on the menu, like grilled beef tongue and chicken wings with shoyu & black pepper sauce, but the true star here is the freshly made tofu sampler, featuring three silky scoops of tofu, all with distinct flavors: black sesame tofu with wasabi, tofu in a milky soy broth, and plain tofu sprinkled with salt and pepper. Since you're splitting plates among friends, order plenty of fresh sushi and sashimi, too.

Gazen Izakaya
Honolulu

Gazen Izakaya

Flickr/Kyle Nishioka

Gazen is a dark, intimate, and minimalist Japanese restaurant where family-style plates and shochu cocktails take center stage, so bring a group of friends, park yourself on the floor of one of the tatami rooms, and get to sharing. You'll find plenty of izakaya dishes on the menu, like grilled beef tongue and chicken wings with shoyu & black pepper sauce, but the true star here is the freshly made tofu sampler, featuring three silky scoops of tofu, all with distinct flavors: black sesame tofu with wasabi, tofu in a milky soy broth, and plain tofu sprinkled with salt and pepper. Since you're splitting plates among friends, order plenty of fresh sushi and sashimi, too.