On December 29, Izakaya DUKI officially opened its doors! The restaurant is part of the recently opened karaoke bar Duke of Tokyo and is 'hidden' in the bar. As soon as you walk through the door of the 7Eleven supermarket, you enter a whole different world.
An izakaya is the Japanese version of a cafe, an informal bistro where you enjoy alcoholic refreshments in combination with small dishes to share. At Izakaya DUKI in Rotterdam you can now experience the conviviality of this typically Japanese form of dining out. Guests can look into the kitchen from the high loft and see how the dishes are prepared.
The menu has been carefully composed in collaboration with the Japanese-Rotterdam company Osozai and consists of a selection of home-made small dishes. From yakatori to karaage, sake clams, agedashi tofu and salmon tataki. In addition to fish and meat dishes, visitors who eat vegetarian or vegan also have plenty of choice, such as tomatoes marinated in soy and blanched spinach with sesame dressing.
There are also a number of specials on the menu, which are larger dishes to share, such as a whole sea bream from the grill and a tomahawk tonkatsu, served with Japanese BBQ sauce. The extensive drinks menu includes various types of beer, wine, sake and signature cocktails, made with Japanese ingredients such as yuzu and shiitake. Of course you will also find highballs and sours on the menu, typical of an izakaya.
Complete your evening out by combining dinner with a session in one of the private karaoke booths. Let family, friends or colleagues hear your singing qualities and discover your shared musical guilty pleasures. It is advisable to reserve a karaoke booth in advance via the website.