Photography By Kevin Marple
The discreet Lower Greenville mainstay has glowed like an ember for years, embodying the simple and refined art of Japanese barbecue with warmth and atmosphere to spare. The list of what arrives on skewers from the binchotan grill is long. Assemble a sampler: juicy chicken meatballs with a quail egg wash, sweetly gushing bacon-wrapped grape tomatoes, or beef tongue, marinated in miso, with a sweet lilt and perfect caramelization. On a quiet night, accompany this with Sapporo and a delicate fan of tempura vegetables or miso black cod. Desserts like a crème brûlée round out a polished menu.