First Look: PABU from Michael Mina
Sushi master (chef-owner of long-beloved Hana Japanese Restaurant in Rohnert Park) Ken Tominaga joined forces with none other than Michael Mina to open PABU yesterday, along with The Ramen Bar, which opened June 30. We hit the spacious, multifaceted PABU both for a preopening event last week and a full dinner last night, experiencing the izakaya and robata grill bites at the bar with cocktails and Japanese whiskeys from Mina Group head bartender Carlo Splendorini and lead bartender Nick Jones, and also the full nigiri tasting menu ($95) with sake pairings ($50) from sake master sommelier Stuart Morris. Here are some early standout moments and recommendations.
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