Curious about why there are 2 Jap restaurants called Izakaya located in front of each other in Plaza Damas, I approached the manager of the Izakaya which I frequent most which is Izakaya Tomako. They explained that ‘Izakaya’ means restaurant or tea hour in Japanese! Duh! Didn’t manage to put two and two together since Jap restaurants here hardly contain ‘izakaya’ in their names. Well, we learn something new everyday. And I’m not a big fan of all things Japanese except for their food and technology.