If you are curious about sake and have an adventurous palate, stop by Hannyatou and explore. This unique sake bar tucked into a backstreet of Fremont (and right next to sister restaurant Kamo Negi) has a fun, inspired menu and an excellent list of sake and Japanese microbrews. A sake sommelier will guide you through the drinks menu to find the right match for you. There’s nothing better on an overcast, chilly night than sipping sake with friends in a cozy watering hole. Chef Mutsuko Soma and her staff have created a menu that is an inspired mashup of traditional Japanese and kitsch American: Pickled mackerel sandwiches on toasted Wonderbread; sake kasu ice cream with Rice Krispies clusters; and an onigiri with a very tasty topping made from Safeway’s pizza bagels (we are not making this up). The menu also has a healthy portion of traditional Japanese items too, and the pickle platters are to die for.
- Ryosuke Komori was born and raised in Kyoto. The city's deep cultural heritage and centuries-old traditions helped shape him as a young man and still influence him today. As a college student, he and friends started an email magazine business called MaguMagu! The success of that business made Ryosuke realize he needed to tell more stories about Japan in new ways. That's how QAZJapan and Origami magazine were born. With QAZJapan, Ryosuke is taking his media skills to a whole new level! He hopes you dive into the site and enjoy.