Ginya Izakaya, sister restaurant to Doraville’s Shoya Izakaya is now open on the Westside (Berkeley Heights), in the old Cardamom Hill location. The restaurant is smaller than Shoya, but the menu is not. It’s the same expansive selection of ramen, sushi, rice bowls, kushiyaki (skewers, basically yakitori but yakitori implies chicken, kushiyaki is more expansive), and sashimi.
I’ve just been once, and didn’t stay long because they don’t have booze yet, and that’s 75% of the reason to go to an Izakaya. The food is similar to Shoya. The quality is good overall, some items better than others, but the menu hits on all points and is satisfying enough that this will likely become a dangerous haunt for me now that it’s so close to home.
A beer and noodles? A beer and some sushi? A beer and some late night skewers? Done, done, and done.
Gyoza with hane