Japanese techniques and Californian ingredients blend harmoniously at this charming getaway, which flaunts a buzzing dining room and delightful (heated) patio. Start the evening off with a selection from the excellent (and well-priced) local wines, creative cocktails, or well-curated sake list. Then, order a variety of small plates for sharing.
This is a menu that changes regularly, although every dish is carefully crafted to delight the senses. The heady yasai taki salad, with grilled vegetables, enoki mushrooms, and black garlic tamari, leaves a lasting impression; not unlike a crudo of pristine hamachi, which arrives with a dusting of wasabi snow. Manila clams enhanced with a broth of sake, bacon, potatoes, and shiitakes is an aromatic wonder.