Inside, Kapow! Noodle Bar is a respite from the consumer refrain. Like a Japanese izakaya, the bar dominates this slip, a concrete slab framed by wood-backed stools, reminiscent of classroom chairs. An open breezeway offers seating across the plank, so patrons face each other to watch the bartender's show. Mismatched wood texturizes the floor, and a mural parallels the bar, a swirl of a geisha sipping soup, a snow-capped Mt. Fuji in the distance. Full review.
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