$15 for $30 Worth of Asian-Fusion Cuisine and Drinks
The menu includes spicy ramen with ground chicken, bamboo shoots, and fiery chili oil ($7), bacon crab rangoon served with mango sweet and sour sauce ($6), and six different sliders ($4 each, three for $10) such as bacon and kimchi, chicken teriyaki with pineapple, or Asian sloppy joe.
Tokyo 21 Asian Pub
Tokyo 21 Asian Pub, a new concept from the owners of Kamehachi, combines the multicultural menu of a contemporary eatery with the sake and beer selection of a traditional, pub-style Japanese izakaya. Spicy and savory ramen, housemade dumplings with pork and chives, and barbecued skewers of chicken yakitori showcase classic pan-Asian flavors, but the chefs also put an Eastern spin on familiar American comfort foods. Tacos can brim with inventive fillings such as soy-braised beef and kimchi or shredded chicken and bok choy. The bartenders show a similar commitment to innovation by crafting 21 distinctive sake bombs that incorporate everything from cayenne-and-cinnamon-spiced shochu to coconut rum.
The bar’s impressive sake selection is evident even to nondrinkers, with bottles lined up along a ledge that encircles the dining room. The backlit display of green, pink, and yellow glass adds a vibrant splash of color to the area’s deep earth tones and dark wooden tables. They cozy atmosphere is enhanced with a glowing fireplace and a large bar with a variety of Asian beers on tap.
1400 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60610