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Cafe Kubo's Sushi

Photo by Troy Fields
One of the hippest and yet most laid-back places to spend an evening in Chinatown is at Cafe Kubo's. Instead of focusing on sushi, however, Cafe Kubo's offers a much more traditional Japanese fast-food menu of dishes like curried pork cutlets over rice, bento boxes of fried chicken and bowls of tonkatsu ramen that complement its casual vibe. Happy hour runs every day of the week here, and the food and drink specials make it a huge draw in the evenings.