The Izakaya Louge at Momotaro
820 W Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607
chef / Mark Hellyar
cuisine / Japanese Bar
hours / W–Th 5pm–1am / F–Sa 4:30pm–2am / Su 4:30pm–1am
The Izakaya is located on the subterranean level of Momotaro. The Izakaya and its shared-plates pub-inspired menu echoes the Yokocho street scene of Tokyo. Narrow lounge-inspired 'alleys' around a central bar bedecked with hand-painted Japanese menus, moody neon lights, and vintage Tokyo street signs set the scene for the Izakaya's direct nod to Tokyo's most famous post-war black markets. Dark, energetic, and ripe with expectation, the Izakaya additionally offers a 30-seat bar featuring crafted cocktails, sakes, and a quality selection of Japanese whiskeys.