Kevin Yanaga opens Izakaya by Yanaga, a Japanese cafe in Fishtown

Just after higher-profile chef’s gigs at these kinds of sushi places as Zama, Pod, and Double Knot, Kevin Yanaga has a spot of his possess in Fishtown, getting about the former Aether with Glu Hospitality’s Derek Gibbons and Tim Liu.

Izakaya by Yanaga (1832 Frankford Ave., just off Berks Road), which will be joined in the slide by an omakase home, is in gentle-opening manner. There is a minimal izakaya menu of raw and cooked goods, and a bar stocked with cocktails, sakes and wines, and 6 draft beers (which includes Asahi rice lager). Yanaga’s menu will impact the beverages, also, as in the Duck Fat Saz cocktail, a basic sazerac working with rye that has been excess fat-washed with duck extra fat rendered from menu merchandise.

Izakaya’s vibe is lower-lit but superior-electricity at the bar and at the desk seating in the entrance space. The intimate omakase room will be set powering attractive doors in the pretty back again.

Yanaga, born in California but elevated in Japan, started cooking professional in Kawasaki prior to shifting back again to the States. His next in the kitchen area is Tom LoMonte, most recently at Zama.

Proposed: the curry small rib bao, ika fries (which is the calamari-and-shishito pepper combo), and all the uncooked dishes, such as chirashi and maki. Two mazemen, brothless ramen, are on the opening menu.

John Christinzio and Quest Layout have labored with the 25-foot bar, topped with polished marble, throughout from 24 seats in preparations of two and four. Outside of the bar, the 2nd dining place seats 24, with seating readily available for larger events.

For the initially various months, seating is wander-in only. OpenTable will take care of reservations thereafter.

Glu Hospitality’s Liu and Gibbons, by the way, are on a bit of a growth tear of late, particularly in nearby Northern Liberties. They are months from opening Figo Ristorante and Figo Pizzeria at the former Wahlburgers at the Piazza, near to their new Bagels & Co. store.

Glu operates Leda & The Swan and Vesper in Centre Town, in addition Vesper Dayclub, Germantown Yard, and its ancillary eateries, and two ghost kitchens, Hunnies Crispy Hen and Tiny’s Burger Joint. Glu is also associates in Anejo Philadelphia and Set NoLibs, equally along Northern Liberties’ Second Road cafe row.

Hours: 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 3 and Sept. 4, and 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 9 to Sept. 12. Commencing Sept. 15, it goes to 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Later this tumble, content hour, lunch, and weekend brunch will be element of expanded hrs.