Order Tsubaki for Delivery or Pickup Now!
Enjoy Japanese izakaya food from the comfort of your own home. Tsubaki delivery and pickup is now available.
Pairings for your Tsubaki Delivery
tofu salad | tomato kimchi, meiji tofu, shiso, little gem lettuces, lotus root chips
pair with: 2015 Julian Haart ‘1,000L’ Riesling
Fresh and crisp, spicy and sweet, all words to describe both the salad and the wine. Lightly off-dry German Riesling with just a smidge of sweetness is a summertime dream and does all the right things with quick “kimchi” fruit tomatoes and super creamy tofu.
gyoza | pan-fried pork dumplings, chili oil
pair with: Solarc Hoppy Citrus
Juicy little dumplings and a crisp beer. Need we say more?
Well, if we must, it’s brewed locally here in DTLA, made with neutral hops and their own home-grown grapefruits. It’s bright and refreshing and just absolutely built to pair with pillows of pan-fried goodness.
sakura masu | binchotan-grilled ocean trout, king trumpet mushrooms, ponzu
pair with: 2016 Jolie-Laide Pinot Gris
Sakura masu, also known as cherry trout or salmon trout, is a meaty, salmon-like fish. Grilled over Japanese charcoal until the skin is crispy but the interior is tender and medium rare, it pairs swimmingly (sorry for the pun!) with a wine with a bit of weight and texture. Jolie-Laide’s Pinot Gris is incredibly unique – with character and finesse unlike almost any other California expression of the grape – and is a true beauty with lovely fruit aromatics, tons of minerality, and a beautiful pale pink color to boot.
buta shoga-yaki | ginger pork belly, snowy cabbage
pair with: Laurence et Remi Dufaitre ‘Premises’ Beaujolais-Villages
Rich and savory pork belly in a ginger-spicy sauce is a total knockout with this juicy, red-fruited, minerally Gamay from Beaujolais. With heartier dishes, a light yet flavorful wine like this one keeps things fresh and bright and will have you going back for another bite…then another…