Comfortable neighborhood Japanese izakaya for noodle bowls, sushi rolls, yakitori & small plates. There’s a large sashimi and sushi menu, most are in the $6 range. There is yellowtail, tuna, eel, plus Hawaiian sushi pizza (with pineapple) and tuna topped with sliced lemon. Cauldrons of homemade, hot or cold soba — thin buckwheat noodles in a buttery, thick bonito broth — are another draw. Choose from varieties like cooked duck or uni, and spice up the bowl with a thimble of chile powder placed tableside. Yakitori, grilled meat on skewers, rounds out the menu. There are various preparations of chicken, beef, seafood, or pork, all under $7. (Vegetarians can opt for grilled peppers or mushrooms.) Friskier eaters might try tempura squid legs or fried baby octopus. For dessert, there’s green tea or red bean ice cream. Thrifty diners, please note: Sugidama currently offers a lunchtime discount. Limited parking available, see staff first.