If you have a hankering for Japanese food, Miso Izakaya is your spot. Start with the gyoza (pork-filled dumplings) or one of the buns like the kakuni (braised pork belly). For your main, have an izakaya plate such as the tonkatsu (pork tenderloin in panko crust topped with Japanese Worcestershire sauce), or the excellent ramen, made of all fresh ingredients. If you dig sushi, there's a separate menu for that (maki, nigiri, and sashimi), though be forewarned that Miso is better known for its other dishes. And if you're starving, opt for an izakaya over the sushi, which can take a lot longer, particularly on busy nights. This isn't your hole-in-the-wall Japanese spot: It's got an upscale ski lodge feel to it, with a lot of dark wood, low lighting, and design accents fashioned from tree branches. There's a full bar and the beer menu is primarily imports, so take this chance to try your first Japanese IPA.