Japanese izakayas are often compared to western pubs and taverns and their shareable dishes to tapas and meze. But these after-work hangouts come with a special flavour. Originally developed as watering holes for sake lovers, Japan’s izakayas started serving snacks sometime in the 18th century. Since then, many have become full-blown gastro pubs with vast menus drawing inspiration from all over the world. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the Japanese tradition at Tatakii Asian’s elegant and peaceful premises at Majorstuen in Oslo.