Japanese in Old Town, Corktown & Distillery District

The name means 'wave' (as in tsunami) – the neon wave on the outside of the building is unmissable and cool. Bustling about the black lacquered interior are kimono-clad hostesses and intense sushi chefs, who make only small concessions to North American palates. Robatayaki grilling is a specialty, so this is the place to try home-style sukiyaki hotpot.