Okonomiyaki pop-up Alright Yaki opens Tuesday, December 15, as a cafe in East Atlanta. The Osaka-type road foodstuff restaurant, owned by Corban Irby, resides in the renovated Seville sophisticated alongside Moreland Avenue, subsequent door to Hodgepodge Coffeehouse.
Okay Yaki now delivers seating on its heated patio as very well as takeout. Masks are demanded when not seated at a desk. After the restaurant opens for indoor seating, the eating home accommodates 45 persons among a 15-seat bar open up to the kitchen area, 4 booths, and 6 bar stools along the soaked bar in back again.
The menu for Okay Yaki mimics Irby’s well-known pop-up, serving Osaka-fashion avenue foods like yakisoba noodles, gyoza dumplings, and okonomiyaki — a savory, onion and cabbage-filled griddled pancake topped with meats or vegetarian proteins and okonomi sauce. Irby expanded the menu for the restaurant to include things like other dishes, these types of as karaage Japanese fried hen, Japanese curry, aged onigiri, and a burger designed with beef, kelp, and bonito topped with mozzarella, coleslaw, and okonomi sauce.
Be expecting shochu, whiskey highballs, and Japanese-model draft beers in frozen mugs from the bar as soon as the cafe gets its liquor license. For now, Alright Yaki remains BYOB.
Irby’s appreciate for Osaka, Japan, and okonomiyaki started when he was a university student at Georgia Condition College and entered the school’s trade application with Osaka University. Weekends ended up used throwing meal functions with buddies and other students from the school, where Irby usually cooked okonomiyaki on an electric powered griddle. People evening meal functions continued on his return to Atlanta. Irby claims the calendar year residing and having in Osaka had a “huge impact” on him, calling the knowledge an “immersive Japanese language application.”
Following graduation, Irby labored as a gross sales consultant for Japanese foodstuff importer Nishimoto Investing Enterprise in Norcross, then with a Japanese delivery container business centered in Atlanta.
“I attempted to be pleased operating a total-time office position, but I skipped cooking Japanese foodstuff so a lot that I made a decision to begin the Alright Yaki pop-up as a way to feel fulfilled,” Irby told Eater in May well of the impetus powering the pop-up.
The initially in a series of Ok Yaki pop-ups introduced out of the kitchen at We Suki Suki in East Atlanta Village in 2016. Irby has returned to Osaka and Japan various instances around the past decade to proceed his culinary education at a variety of dining establishments.
Just take a seem at the menu:
Open up Tuesday – Saturday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Get on the internet for takeout. Patio eating only. Masks needed.
714 Moreland Avenue SE, Atlanta. okyakiatl.com.