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Domo Arigato, Yelp Chicago



Japan has some awesome exports: Godzilla. Mothra. Sushi. Izakayas. Yelp Chicago's Elite Squad (+1's) got to experience each and every one of them when they came to Hip Hapa… Yelp Don't Stoppa at Izakaya Hapa. 260 guests were invited to the downtown digs to experience a night of food, music, drink, and Domo. Yes, Domo.

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Izakayas are all about kicking your heels up, noshing on some good eats and sip sip sippin' on tasty beverages. The folks at Izakaya Hapa made sure that all three elements were covered. Guests were able to walk into the open floor plan with panoramic windows and hip, low seating. They were treated to a variety of lite bites such as: 1.) Chicken Katsu; 2.) Beef Yakitori with Chili sauce; 3.) Mini crab
rangoon; 4.) Seaweed Salad on cucumbers; 5.) and Negiyaki
(Japanese-style pizza with tuna and miso sauce). And, to wash it all down, they started with Plum Sake & Lemonades, moved on to Sake Ginger Ales and finished with Blue Sake Bombs. 

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Eating and drinking is nice and all, but is that all there is? iie! Lucky yelpers grooved to an entire evening of Japanese pop courtesy of Cage and Aquarium Productions and the geniuses behind ActionBooth brought Tokyo to Chicago thanks to their brilliant cut outs and phenom action photography. It's safe to say that yelpers got a lift out of the fun.


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Add to all of this, brilliant candids from Ginger By Design and the debut of Fine Dine Deal (a lucky guest won a $100 giftcard to Flatwater in their raffle) and you have the makings of a fine night out in the Windy City. Don't take our word for it. Check out reviews here, candids here and action shots here.

Konichiwassup, Yelp!

Johnny T

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