An Izakaya is a common Japanese bar/restaurant that is often found in cosmopolitan areas for after-work relaxation and an opportunity to unwind after a busy day. These restaurants are often informal and have a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Izakaya restaurants all have a multi-faceted menu and offer many types of food such as sashimi, tempura and yakitori; all appetizing dishes which go well with the alcohol served such as beer, sake and shochu. Due to the informal atmosphere, instead of ordering and eating individual platters, customers usually share all dishes with one another in their party. The ability to share food among your party is what makes the Izakaya experience truly unique. The Japanese Izakaya WANN has brought a whole new form of this Japanese-style dining to the people of Seattle.