The Izakaya is located on the subterranean level of Momotaro. The Izakaya and its shared-plates pub-inspired menu echoes the Yokocho street scene of Tokyo. Narrow lounge-inspired ‘alleys’ around a central bar bedecked with hand-painted Japanese menus, moody neon lights, and vintage Tokyo street signs set the scene for the Izakaya’s direct nod to Tokyo’s most famous post-war black markets. Dark, energetic, and ripe with expectation, the Izakaya additionally offers a 30-seat bar featuring crafted cocktails, sakes, and a quality selection of Japanese whiskeys.
Former celebrity Chef of Sunda and James Beard foundation, Jess De Guzman and Restaurateur/Sommelier Of Koi and Michael Jordan team up to bring New Asian Cuisine and Fabulous wines to the vibrant Elmhurst community.With dishes like crispy rice, brussel sprout and kale salad, an array of focused sushi complimented with wonderful wines from around the world Mate Ne is here to bring to the community an experience that will be cherished.Open Tuesday through Saturday with an energetic dining room, full bar, sushi bar and outdoor seating. We have a place for anyone’s dining needs.