owner Makato Kimoto opened up another izakaya place called Tamari Bar right down the street from Suika last February. The two pubs serve similar fare, but they're different from each other in subtle ways. Tamari Bar is quieter, darker, and larger. Instead of projecting muted anime on the walls, they're projecting muted Sofia Coppola films. (I'll let you guess which one.) With a much wider selection of sake and beer, plus a menu featuring a lot more fried items, they cater to more of a late-night crowd. RICH SMITH
500 E Pine St,
Hours: Tues-Fri 5-11 pm, Sat-Sun 5 pm-12 am, Mon closed
Tue-Sun 5-6:30 pm; Tue-Thu 9:30-11 pm; Fri-Sat 10:30-11 pm; Sat 10:30 pm-midnight; Sun 9:30-noon ($4.50+ food menu, $4-$6 beer, $6 sake, $7 specialty cocktails).