If you're looking for a great place to drink some sake and have some Japanese Bar food this is it! Izakaya is small dishes built to be had with beer and/or sake. They do have sushi and the ramen is also pretty good.\r
The interior is a little cramped but has alot of character...including the train on the tracks that goes around the restaurant and the hanging model jets.
Pros: Great small dishes, authentic and large menu
Cons: long waits on weekend nights, bad parking in downtown San Mateo