What is Izakaya?


                   Izakayas (居酒屋) are essentially Japanese taverns – It is a casual and friendly drinking restaurant/pub with inexpensive and unique Japanese cuisine.  Our ramen broth are homemade for more than 12hrs, full of nutrition and healthy ingredients.   Uninhibited and welcoming, Izakaya serves mouth-watering, nutritious small plate cooking.  It is a vital venue for socializing and, in these health-conscious times, an increasingly influential culinary force.

                      Izakaya were traditionally down-to-earth places where people drank sake and beer after work(still is!).   Unlike other styles of eating, food items are usually shared by everyone at the table as in Spanish tapas.  The kitchen will serve the food when it's ready rather than in formal courses like Western restaurants. Typically a beer is ordered when sitting down before perusing the menu.  Delicately flavored dishes such as edamame or salad are ordered first, followed with progressively more robust flavors such as yakitori or kara-age, finishing the meal with a rice or ramen to fill up.









Yama Asian Fusion

720 Governor Morrison st #E130

Charlotte, NC 28211




Sushi . Hibachi . Sake



Yama Izakaya

1324 Central Ave

Charlotte, NC 28205




Ramen.  Yakitori . Sake



B a k u

4515 Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC 28211




Robata . Sushi . Lounge



Y a m a

11641 Waverly Center Dr.

Charlotte, NC 28277



Sushi . Asian Fusion . Bar