No longer new (it opened in Oct. 2014?), this restaurant is continuing to fire on all cylinders!
DISCLAIMER: I have known Chef Shotaro Kamio for several years, as our daughters went to school together. Feel free to take whatever grains of salt you deem appropriate in reading this post.
This is one of my 2-3 favorite restaurants in the East Bay Area, and – though I’ve never formally made any sort of list – I’d say it’s in my Top Ten in the (greater) SF Bay Area. On Friday evening, my wife and I joined some friends for a dinner (birthday) party for 8, in which we had previously asked the restaurant to simply create a menu (omakase) for us. The result was my best meal of the year so far!¹
ALSO, I should point out that – effective September 24th – Iyasare now has a full liquor license.
¹ Though when I told the chef this, in typical modest fashion, Chef Sho thanked me but cautioned there were still four months left in 2015 . . .