An Izakaya is a type of Japanese drinking establishment which also serves food to accompany the drinks. Izakaya food is usually more substantial than tapas or messe and unlike other Japanese styles of eating, food items are designed to be shared by everyone at the table.
Izakaya were traditionally down to earth places where men drank sake and beer after work; this trend is complemented by a growing population of independent women and students, and many izakaya today cater to a more diverse clientele by offering a healthy variety of dishes and drinks.
Today, izakayas have become extremely popular due to the large Asian population, Japanese students, and a generally Asian-savvy restaurant clientele. Their popularity derives from a recent trend in tapas combined with an explosion in sushi and Japanese restaurants. It is also a natural offshoot of the predominantly Big City-led trend toward small plate dining. Izakaya Raku is your turn to experience the world trend of Izakaya right here in the Central Coast!