Matsu Japanese Restaurant Launches Monthly Pop-up, Tsuki
Helmed by Chef/owner Willam Eick, Oceanside’s elevated, modern Japanese restaurant concept Matsu recently launched a monthly pop-up — Tsuki — with its second in the series happening on Tuesday, June 27th.
Paying homage to Japanese nightlife
Tsuki (moon in Japanese), pays homage to izakaya nightlife which plays a significant role in Japanese culture.
Comparable to tapas bars, izakayas offer a unique social experience where guests can enjoy a wide assortment of small plates and drinks in a more casual atmosphere. Traditionally, izakayas serve as social hubs where sharing and communal dining is at the forefront.
Tsuki will showcase a variety of dishes that blend Japanese technique with SoCal’s local produce, all embracing a minimalist approach that lets the ingredients speak for themselves.
Tsuki Menu Highlights
- Smoked Gyoza | Truffle Gyoza Sauce
- Pork | Japanese Curry, Cabbage
- Teriyaki Karaage | Burnt Onion Mayo, Green Onion
- Beef Tartare | A5, Rayu Cabbage
- Matcha | Kokuto, “Moffle,” Pine
Pair the bites with wines or sake from the extensive program curated by Wine Director Chaos Rexilius and Sake Somm Kim Roxas and cocktails from Bar Director Rowland Silva.
- Koi (Mezcal | Aperol | Berry | Carrot | Egg White)
- Kitsune (Gin | Honey | Yuzu)
- Hotei (Cashew Pineapple Gum | Jamaican Potstill Rum | Sudachi)
- Tsuru-Ume sake
- Uka Sparkling
- Silver Mountain sake
Tsuki is yet another extension of Matsu’s diverse offerings, allowing guests an opportunity to experience Matsu with a full bar and specialty menu. Tsuki complements Matsu’s current omakase offerings, 10-course and the newly introduced 6-course tasting menu, specialized Chef Counter experiences, and walk-ins for the à la carte bar menu and drinks.
Matsu’s Tsuki will occur monthly and is on a first come, first serve basis with no reservation required.
For more info on Matsu Japanese Restaurant and to make reservations, visit the website here.
See you there, San Diego!