Izakaya (ee-ZAH-ka-ya) - Japanese pub
Some believe that Izakayas are over due to become one of the biggest Japanese trends abroad since the sushi bar. Izakaya accords equal weight to food and drink unlike the average restaurant or bar/pub which favours one over the other. It is accepted and even expected that you arrive with a thirst as good as your appetite. It is a place to share food and relaxed drinking.
Mark Robinson, who has written the definitive book on Izakayas provides an excellent source of further reading. Mark compares an Izakaya menu to a road map with the driver at the wheel, calling out orders as the mood takes them.
The sharing concept, enjoyed along with drinks such as draft beers, sake, wines, to name but a few, creates a relaxed atmosphere where people can be themselves and enjoy.
Izakaya Evening in 19th of July.www.stolen.it