Tokyo 21 Asian Pub Opens in Old Kamehachi Space

Photo: courtesy Tokyo 21 via Facebook

They don’t actually use the word “izakaya,” but by the loose definition that it has in Chicago, they might as well. The owners of Kamehachi, one of Chicago’s sushi pioneers, have taken its former Old Town space at 1400 N. Wells (it moved into new digs up the street a few months back) and turned the once-homey sushi spot into Tokyo 21. The menu is pan-Asian pub food including dumplings, yakitori and some cross-cultural craziness like sliders and tacos— just not sushi. Drinkwise, sake is the focus with 21 different sake cocktails (called “bombs”) on the menu (and a “sake passport” program for those wanting to really get bombed). [Eater]