Still an awesome little dive bar/izakaya in the ID. Â We took our friends here last night and they loved it. Â We had a smoregasboard of food (seaweed salad, gyutan, chahan, takoyaki, gyoza, agedashi tofu, geso kimchee x2) and all were hits with them, too.
I also love how they have 3 sizes for Saporro in draft - pint, mega, and pitcher!
Makawa is my favorite Japanese beer bar that serves great food.
They have marinated tuna bowl that's incredible. The albacore tuna is well seasoned. It's laid out on a bed of rice with shredded nori. Have it with a cold Japanese beer (I recommend Sapporo) and it hits the spot for any happy hour.
They also have delicious karaage and grilled skewers.
certainly beats flying back home to Japan when i get homesick.
it's not perfect, but few places can be everything to everyone. the food is decent and reasonably priced for the area and the staff are certainly welcoming. a great place to go for both dinner or a nightcap. just be careful as if you come here to load up before going elsewhere, you could very easily get stuck here for the whole evening. yes, it's really that good.