Izakaya Meijiya

1113 Baker St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Izakaya Meijiya

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  • Sun,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat 5:30pm-12am
  • $
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
The newest tenant in a decrepit Costa Mesa strip mall at which the metal bars go up when the sun goes down, Izakaya Meijiya opened with a dining room no bigger than a teriyaki-to-go joint and a staff of three or four who would be outnumbered if the place were even half-full. The food is tapas-size bites designed to be consumed with ice-cold glasses of Sapporo, Kirin or Asahi-or, depending on how the workday went, thimble shots of premium sake. As is typical of the style, preparations run the gamut of every conceivable cooking method including deep-fried, steamed, stir-fried, simmered, grilled, pickled and, some, not cooked at all.

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