ikigai

生き甲斐

ikigai is a japanese concept that means “a reason for being.” everyone, according to japanese culture, has an ikigai. finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. such a search is important to the cultural belief that discovering one’s ikigai brings satisfaction and meaning to life. this menu is an expression of my life as a child and young man, growing up in avon, as well as san francisco, europe, and chicago. the dishes on this menu pull inspiration from my life, draw on ingredients from our state, and utilize the flavors and techniques of japan. this menu, this space, is my ikigai.

- executive chef, matthew spinner

seven course hikoushiki kaiseki


composed dishes comprised of a main protein, vegetable dish, rice dish, lidded dish, chilled dish, seasonal sashimi, and dessert served at once on a traditional bamboo tray

(changes daily, based on seasonality and inspiration)

(available vegan/vegetarian)


à la carte


blistered pimento de padron peppers

ayu gyosho, yuzu, sea salt


fresh bay scallops

cooked in togarashi oil, dai ginjo sake, and fried garlic served with white rice


yellowfin tuna sashimi

momoboshi, black garlic shoyu, local melon, shiso leaf


chilean uni

australian black truffle, sweet corn koji, japanese plum, pickled blueberries, pea blossoms


grilled japanese wagyu striploin

4oz, grilled over hardwood charcoal wasabi, pickled ginger, soy, sesame

(limited daily availability)


thirteen course kaiseki


one week advance reservation

available wed - sat


Shabu-Shabu

しゃぶしゃぶ

The Japanese nabemono hotpot dish of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled in water. The term is onomatopoeic, derived from the sound emitted when the ingredients are stirred in the cooking pot and served with dipping sauces.

shabu shabu

30


choice of one protein & broth,

assorted seasonal vegetables, firm tofu

ramen style


choose your broth


dashi • kinoko • miso


choose your protein


purebred ohio wagyu chuck (mt. vernon, oh)


american grassfed striploin (wallowa, or)


smoked ohio pork belly (fredericktown, oh)


reister farms lamb shoulder (washougal,wa)


fish market omakase


foraged & cultivated mushrooms


japanese wagyu striploin
shabu shabu *


a5 bms12 (kagoshima, japan)


additional items

purebred ohio wagyu chuck


american grassfed striploin


satsuma wagyu strip loin (a5 bms12)


smoked ohio pork belly


reister farms lamb shoulder


foraged & cultivated mushrooms


*consuming raw or undercooked meat, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness especially if you have certain medical conditions.