Drinking Snacks Fuel a Night at a Japanese Izakaya

John Surico

Casual, comfy and often shoebox-sized, Japanese izakayas are the perfect place to go deep into snacking, pairing salty bites with something on the rocks or in a pint glass. From takoyaki to okonomiyaki, Japanese drinking snacks have allure.

Savory Pancakes

One of the most popular izakaya-style street snacks is okonomiyaki—a plate-sized savory Japanese pancake-omelet hybrid that’s a staple in almost every...