Harujuku Taproom Bringing Craft Beer Izakaya From Tokyo To Culver City

Recently I noticed plywood covering a smallish space at 4410 Sepulveda Blvd. in Culver City, and a banner announcing the impending arrival of something called Harujuku Taproom.  As it turns out, this modest beginning will be a branch of a popular Tokyo chain of craft beer izakaya restaurants featuring Baird Beer.  According to the website, we can expect a menu of “traditional light izakaya fare and an assortment of meat & vegetable skewers (kushiyaki) grilled right before your eyes”.  No word on an opening date, but until then, you can get a glimpse of what the finished product will look like on their Facebook page…