Verdict: Just go. It's awesome. Don't expect much in terms of decor. Though it is located on a somewhat seedy commercial strip at the Redondo Beach Pier, the izakaya fare that Chef Tomo-san & his wife Megumi-san serve up is among the very best in Southern California, and not to be missed. Don't forget to wash that great food down with an ice cold draft Sapporo!
Highlights: Anything chicken (especially the roasted free-range chicken with yuzu-pepper, chicken tsukune & teba saki), cuttlefish & guts, agedashi tofu, grilled potato butter, ginnan, shishito peppers, buta no kakuni.