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$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine and Drinks
The menu includes diverse contemporary Japanese-influenced dishes, such as a soft-shell-crab BLT ($8), oyster burgers with kimchi and nama cream ($7), and Korean-style beef tacos ($7). More traditional fare includes spicy ramen soup ($6), miso-marinated grilled black cod ($10), and hibachi steak with garlic butter and soy ($9).
Chefs at Izakaya 88 specialize in Japanese-style tapas, which they create alongside eclectic international dishes such as soft shell crab BLTs and fresh sashimi crowned with sizzling sesame oil. Seated next to tall botanical sculptures or beneath a grid of organically-arranged lights, guests dig into plates of slow-roasted pork belly, sipping on mai tais or beers from the bar. On Friday and Saturday nights, visitors can lend an ear to fellow diners, who belt out karaoke classics beneath the glow of multi-colored lights and the distant gaze of glowering, music-hating deities.
293 Executive Pkwy.
Rockford, Illinois 61107