ABOUT US

From the chef who brought the first Izakaya to Washington DC, comes an intimate vision of Japanese street food by Darren Norris and his wife, Candice Wise-Norris.  

 

If you break down the meaning of Izakaya, “I" means to stay, “sakaya” means sake shop. This comes from the long history of small shops on the rice trail roads that lead to Edo.  

 

During this period of Japanese history, country folk had to travel to Edo (now called Tokyo) with their ox and wagon to bring rice to the Capital. Along the trail, there were small inns that travelers would stop to rest, refresh and consume sake and simple homemade food. This is where the idea of a Japanese pub came from.  

 

Chef Darren offers you skewers of tasty bites grilled over binchotan charcoal, accompanied with bowls of fresh soba noodles and flavorful broths to nourish the soul.  

 

OUR MENU

FRESH NOODLES

Original Buckwheat Soba Noodles (gf)

Udon Noodles

Matcha (Green Tea) Soba

 

COLD

Served with Dashi Dipping Sauce

Just Noodles   11  (v/gf)

Simmered Mushrooms & Daikon   13  (v/gf)

Fresh Cut Garden Vegetables   13  (v/gf)

Pickled Prawn & Edamame   19

Shio Koji Chicken, Shiso & Nori   15

HOT

Served in Hot Dashi Broth 

Roasted Vegetables Simmered in Soy Dashi   14  (v/gf)

Grilled Mushrooms & Scallion   13  (v/gf)

Grilled Pork Belly with Wasabi   16

Broiled Eel with Ginger   19

Shaved Beef with Simmered Onion   19

RAW BAR

Selection of Daily Oysters - MP

Chilled Shellfish Platter - MP

Chef's Selection of Fresh Sashimi - MP

BINCHOTAN GRILL

Robata & Kushiyaki Grilled Over Charcoal

Chicken Thigh with Scallion   4.50

Chicken Breast with Wasabi   4.50

Chicken Meatball with Ginger   4.50

Chicken Wings with Tare Glaze   4.50

Beef Short Rib with Tare Glaze   8

Kurobuta Pork Belly with Tare Glaze 7

Eringi-Mushroom   6  (v/gf)

Shishito Peppers with Spicy Mayo   5

Shiitake Mushroom   6  (v/gf)

Avocado with Spicy Soy Glaze   7  (v/gf)

Baby Leek with Ume Plum   4  (v/gf)

Mixed Baby Beets with Orange & Ginger   7  (v/gf)

Baby Gold Potato with Sansho Oil   6  (v/gf)

Asparagus with Yuzu & Shiso   7  (v/gf)

Japanese Eggplant with Sweet Miso   7  (vg/gf)

Japanese Sticky Yam   6  (v/gf) 

SMALL PLATES

Ahi Tuna Poke with Garlic Ponzu 18

Suzuki Farm Greens with Ginger Carrot Dressing   6  (vg)

Oshinko - Japanese Pickles
   5  (vg)

Edamame with Sea Salt   5  (vg)

Cold Tofu with Grated Ginger, Scallion & Bonito Flakes   8  (v/gf)

Ohitashi - Simmered Greens with Dashi Broth & Bonito Flakes   6  (v/gf)

Gomaae - Green Beans with Sesame Sauce   6  (vg)

Morokyu - Fermented Miso with Cucumber   5  (vg)

Yamakake - Mountain Potato with Ahi Tuna  15

Japanese Potato Salad with Ham & Spicy Mayo  7

Chawanmushi- Daily Dashi Custard  10

Daily Miso Soup  5

Tori Zosui - Chicken Rice Soup  7 

(v) vegan or (gf) gluten-free preparation available upon request

(vg) denotes vegan

 

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SIGNATURE CUP SAKE

Kikusui Funaguchi Nama Genshu  16 

Miyozakura Junmai “Panda Cup”  14 

Kitaro   21

Oyaji Gokuraku   21

Kikusui Perfect Snow   15

Gokai Junmai   9

DRINK MENU

Amabuki - Strawberry   18 

Otokoyama “Kimoto Cup”   16 

Kunizakari “Nigori Cup”    9

Hakushika “Tanuki Cup”    9

Nezumi Otoko   21

Namacho   9

BEER LIST $9

Echigo "Flying" IPA 

Lucky Beer "Cat" 

Lucky Beer "Dog"

Echigo Koshihikari

Hokkaido Lemon

Hokkaido Cherry 

 
 
CONTACT US

2321 18th Street NW

Washington DC 20009

Phone 202-450-2151

info@ironworksdc.com

HOURS

Open

Mon-Sat 12pm to 10pm

Sun 12pm-9pm

Outdoor Parklet Seating Available:

Th/Sun 5-close

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