I've tried several Japanese restaurants in the bay area and I know this is the closest it gets to a True Japanese Izakaya (tapas & drinking place). They have many small tapas, that aren't found in Americanized Japanese Restaurants, so you can try several things while sipping your sake. Each small dish was beautifully displayed. So if you're tired of california rolls and chicken teriyaki this place will introduce you to some real Japanese cuisine.
Pros: Great Food, Unique Food, Food presentation