Are you as obsessed with all things Japan as many chefs are these days? Then get yourself to this tiny, macramé-hung Petworth dining room. Co-owner Carlie Steiner, formerly of Barmini, works the door (alas, the place doesn’t take reservations), steers you to quirky-cool wines, and mixes up playful cocktails—ours came with a pink carnation and a Selena lyric pinned to the rim. Meanwhile, chef/co-owner Kevin Tien creates food you’ll think about for days after, including an Asian-accented riff on oysters Rockefeller and a gorgeous lineup of crudos. Expensive.
Also great: Hamachi crudo; uni toast; eggplant with yuzu and miso; Wagyu steak and eggs.