In response to a glowing review of Dan Izakaya in San Jose, mhuang posted a rundown of South Bay izakayas.
Hot tip: En in Santa Clara has the same owners and dishes but shorter lines than its sister restaurant, Sunnyvale's Tanto.
The dishes mhuang recommends include crab and fish egg pizza on Gochi's fusion menu in Cupertino, and the chawan mushi (steamed egg custard with seafood) at Hachi Ju Hachi in Saratoga.
Dan Izakaya [South Bay]
1306 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose
En [South Bay]
3450 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
Tanto Japanese Restaurant [South Bay]
1063 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas [South Bay]
19980 Homestead Road, Cupertino
Hachi Ju Hachi Japanese Cuisine [South Bay]
14480 Big Basin Way, Saratoga