In Japan, an izakaya is a drinking establishment that serves small plates of Japanese comfort foods. Dozo Izakaya really delivers on the food portion of this concept, with a menu of grilled small plates such as sunagimo, or chicken gizzard; hotaru-ikayaki, or baby squid; and a house favorite, tako-yaki, also known as fried octopus balls (no, really — try them!). Japanese sweet wines and soft drinks are available, as are more traditional noodle- and meat-based dishes and bowls. Spices run hot but can be tamed to your liking.
- Price: $$
- Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-8 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-8:30 p.m.; Saturday 5-8:30 p.m.
- Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
- Alcohol: Beer/Wine
- Parking: Lot available