Kaze has roots in an izakaya eatery, best defined as casual gastropub, traditionally serving noodles, skewered meats, sushi, and sake. These items are all present, as is an impressive beer and wine selection, but Kaze still has one foot in the great American canon of hearty main courses—pork tenderloin, hanger steak, king salmon, pork cheeks—and rich desserts. Ramen tonkotsu is considered the Holy Grail of Japan's noodle soups, and this version is a knockout: a full-bodied (but not weighty) broth that's almost creamy—rich with pork bone marrow, chicken, and dashi. The verdant bok choy and scallion, tempura encrusted nori, slices of pork belly, and soft-boiled egg come together with the squiggly al dente noodles to create a dish as seductive as it is sincere.
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