This place specializes in pub grub, small plates meant to be shared by businessmen knocking back Sapporos or big portions of homestyle cooking, all in a small restaurant with sushi bar, tables and more free Japanese magazines than you can hope to read in a year.
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No cuisine surprises me more consistently than that of Japan. Last week, I stopped by HANA NO KI, a Japanese pub in Costa Mesa I have haunted for the past couple of years. They specialize in pub grub, small plates meant to be shared...