Kokage is in the same building as Kajitsu and it’s run by the same people, but it’s far more casual. Everything on the long Japanese menu is served a la carte, and the most expensive dish is $30. We like everything we’ve tried, especially the cold soba and the rice bowl with wagyu beef and a soft-boiled egg.
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