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Eating Out - February 7, 2020

A winning izakaya

Lively Bushido offers Japanese cuisine both familiar and daring

by Monica Schreiber

When Steve Yen opened Bushido on Mountain View's Castro Street a decade ago, he wanted to expand local appreciation for the then-relatively unfamiliar concept of izakaya. Sometimes described as Japan's version of a tapas restaurant, izakaya establishments offer a convivial gathering spot for shared plates, drinking and socializing, often after work.

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Freelance writer Monica Schreiber can be emailed at monicahayde@yahoo.com. Bushido 156 Castro St., Mountain View 650-386-6821 bushidoizakaya.com Lunch: Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday-Sunday, 5-9:30 p.m., Friday 5-10:30 p.m. Credit cards: Yes Reservations: Yes Catering: Yes Takeout: Yes Outdoor seating: Limited Parking: Street and garage Alcohol: Full bar Happy hour: Tuesday-Friday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Corkage: $15 per bottle Bathroom: Excellent Noise level: Moderate

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