Venue Info

This traditional Japanese restaurant only has a handful of tables surrounded by cushioned floral stools, so we'd recommend making a reservation, preferably for fewer than eight people. What it lacks in size, however, Izakaya Naru makes up for with its unique and tasty Okinawan-inspired dishes, such as taco rice in a stone pot: a mash-up of flavors that combines white rice and a raw egg with Mexican ingredients like taco-spiced meat, lettuce, salsa, and cheese, all tossed together and toasted. Another interesting offering? A dessert that mixes ice cream with natto (soybeans fermented with Bacillus), which is both sweet and stinky.

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Izakaya Naru

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This traditional Japanese restaurant only has a handful of tables surrounded by cushioned floral stools, so we'd recommend making a reservation, preferably for fewer than eight people. What it lacks in size, however, Izakaya Naru makes up for with its unique and tasty Okinawan-inspired dishes, such as taco rice in a stone pot: a mash-up of flavors that combines white rice and a raw egg with Mexican ingredients like taco-spiced meat, lettuce, salsa, and cheese, all tossed together and toasted. Another interesting offering? A dessert that mixes ice cream with natto (soybeans fermented with Bacillus), which is both sweet and stinky.