Entrepreneur Yossi Eliyahoo (also owner of MoMo) opened this new Japanese restaurant in 2012. Located inside the chic Sir Albert hotel in de Pijp, IZAKAYA means ‘pub’ in Japanese. A traditional Japanese Robata grill and the large open kitchen form the heart of the restaurant. Head chef Hariprasad Shetty (formerly of Nobu in London) is responsible for the menu.
IZAKAYA serves delicious Japanese snacks and small dishes meant to be shared, like sashimi, sushi and tempura. The wine list features more than 300 wines and the cocktail menu is equally impressive. The interior was designed by BK Architects, inspired by the traditional Japanese elements of earth, fire, water, wind and sky.