Izakaya (Japanese Bar Menu) Recipe

Izakaya (Japanese Bar Menu)


In Japan, an izakaya is a place to stop by to have a drink and unwind while you enjoy delicious bites of food. This menu of suggest items will help you create the same experience at home. Mix and match ready-to-eat items from the store with one or more of our recipes listed below.



  1. If you are preparing one or more of the suggested recipes, make them ahead of time to be ready for your izakaya. If you are making tempura, do the batter and frying steps very close to serving time.
  2. About 40 minutes before serving, preheat oven to 300° F. Place okonomiyaki and karaage in the oven for 15-20 minutes (see Cook’s Tips). Lower the temperature to 200° F, and keep food warm until ready to serve.
  3. While heating food, cook edamame according to package directions.
  4. Plate the sashimi and the rest of the food. Serve everything at once for everyone to enjoy.
  5. Cook’s Tips:
  6. If you prefer, you can heat okonomiyaki and karaage in the microwave, but it will not be as crisp.

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