Izakaya is Japanese “tapas,” traditional Japanese bar food served on small plates and ideal for sharing. Bushido Izakaya offers this fun, convivial tradition to diners in Mountain View, with a full bar serving a variety of sakes and cocktails, enticing happy hour specials, and delicious lunch and dinner offerings.
“Bushido” is the samurai code of conduct: compassion and fearlessness. Executive Chef Isamu Kanai has taken the samurai code to heart in creating his signature dishes. We offer a daring, eclectic menu of Japanese tastes using seasonal ingredients and new twists on traditional flavors. Chef Kanai is considered an expert in sustainable uses of seafood and has been featured at the California Academy of Sciences as well as at Monterey Bay Aquarium’s yearly “Cooking for Solutions” event.
The décor of Bushido Izakaya reflects the seasonal beauty of Japanese landscapes. Bushido Izakaya offers a lovely dining experience in a serene setting. Perfect for date night or a special dinner, we pride ourselves on friendly, gracious service and beautifully presented dishes.
Stop in for our Thirsty Thursday happy hour specials and you’ll be hooked. We offer discounted prices on sake, Sapporo beer and house wine, as well as our creative cocktails. We recommend the Blood Orange Parade, a refreshing blood orange and sake cocktail served in an icy cold martini glass. For happy hour bites try the savory yakitori skewers, the decadent braised pork belly bun or some fresh oysters served with tangy dipping sauce.
Our menu offers a dazzling array of innovative small plates and traditional Japanese snacks. You can try our innovative takes on old favorites or sample more unusual offerings. Japanese food fans rave about our crispy okonomiyaki, a savory pancake of seafood or meat, served hot on a sizzling platter, as well as the fresh, tender grilled octopus and beef tongue yakitori. With the small plates concept, you can feel free to sample many different tastes. We are conveniently located on Castro Street in the heart of Mountain View. Consider us for your next special event. We offer catering and an elegant private party room. Stop in soon and enjoy a delicious taste of Japan.