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A Sake and Robatayaki Restaurant Opens on 14th Street Next Month

Chirori Japanese restaurant brings grilled meats and seafood to Home Park in May

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Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for over 12 years.

Wagaya Japanese Restaurant owner Takashi Otsuka plans to open another Japanese restaurant called Chirori next door in the former Better Half, What Now Atlanta reports. Better Half, a former Eater 38 Essential, closed last October after five years along 14th Street in the Home Park neighborhood.

Otsuka, who hopes to open Chirori by the end of May, says his new restaurant focuses on sake paired with robatayaki — meats and seafood grilled over hot charcoal. Chirori is a bottle used to warm sake.

The menu includes sake pairing suggestions ranging from 1.5 ounces to ten-ounce pours. Sake (fermented Japanese rice wine) is generally diluted with water to lower the alcohol-by-volume (ABV) content, which averages around 15 percent.

Wagaya Japanese Restaurant

339 14th Street Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 390-3798 Visit Website

Better Half

349 14th Street Northwest, , GA 30363 (404) 695-4547 Visit Website