This bustling bi-level eatery is one of the hottest places to eat. Chef-owner Matt Abergel plates perfectly cooked yakitori (Japanese-style grilled chicken) as well as a repertoire of salads and small plates designed for sharing. Definitely try the Korean fried cauliflower (here called KFC) and the liver mousse served with milk bread and crispy shallots. Drinking is another important part of the experience, so try the house-brand junmai sake or choose from the well-chosen
Japanese beer and whiskey list. The only downside is that the restaurant doesn’t take reservations, so arrive early or risk waiting for a table.