Founding chef Hiroshi Fukui is no longer with the restaurant, but the new young team continues his signature style of "West & Japan" cuisine. With an emphasis on local ingredients (one of the chefs has served tilapia that he raised himself in his backyard!) mixed with French technique, the menu always intrigues. Order a slew of small plates and share, or go with a more traditional big plate entree. Signatures include red wine steamed veal cheeks, locally raised kampachi
fish carpaccio, and misoyaki (marinated in a rich miso-soy blend, then grilled) butterfish. For a decadent treat, try the foie gras sushi. You can also order off the menu from Vino, next door, as they share a kitchen. During Happy Hour, from 5:30 to 6:30, everything on the menu is half-price when you sit at the bar—and the seats go fast.