In Japan, both time and space come at a premium. That clearly inspires Chika Abe, the owner of Izakaya, the small, bustling Japanese restaurant on Aragon Avenue across from the Colonnades.
Abe sorts out incoming diners like a traffic controller. And they come and go in a steady stream at lunchtime for one thing: the Bento Box, with its compartments for tempura, rice roll, sushi, teriyaki, and salad with a killer ginger dressing. Unbeatable for ten bucks and two bits a box. No substitutions please.