It's nice to have options. If you live or work in North Scottsdale, now you have even more: Taneko, the new Japanese concept from the P.F. Changs peeps, and Ippei Japanese Bistro, an upscale spot across from Cine Capri, are now open for lunch. Both restaurants are taking a stab at the izakaya trend, and while they're emphasizing the novelty of grilled and fried Japanese food in our sushi-centric city, true izakaya are as much about the cocktails as the comestibles. Maybe the next time you're craving steak and a martini at lunch, you could mix it up with Kobe beef and a bottle of sake instead...
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