This is a great Izakaya in Capitol Hill for a casual gathering with special friends. The restaurant is loaded with the owner’s kodawari and is super cool. We always have fun drinking here. The menu at Tamari is gourmet street food — curry and rice, pork buns, tantan men, wagyu, sashimi — and the atmosphere is fun and casual. Cup ramen noodles line one ledge. The owner says every once in awhile, a customer requests one. There are also boxes of cute little Japanese chocolates that he says pair well with their extensive Japanese whiskey selection. Every dish on the menu is carefully selected to go with alcoholic beverages (like sake) and brings joy to the table.
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