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When revered Old Town Japanese restaurant Kamehachi shuttered its doors at the corner of Wells and Schiller in November to move to its current location just a few blocks north, it wasn't the end of its reign over that corner, which is now home to sister restaurant Tokyo 21, a Japanese pub -- izakaya, if you want to impress your date with a technical term -- where sake and small plates are served in a setting just a notch above a neighborhood tavern. If you can't resist the nearly two dozen sake bombs ($5-$9) featured on the menu, you might be caught with a bit of sticker shock. But mix-and-match a few dishes from the varied menu, and the food tab stays low.
Read more about Tokyo 21 in RedEye.