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Welcome to Izakaya - West End. Nestled in the vibrant heart of Santa Cruz, West End Izakaya is where every visit is a journey into modern Japanese culture. Our name is inspired by the Japanese word "Izakaya" (居酒屋), which embodies what we strive to offer: a place to stay, drink, and relax.

The Spirit of Izakaya In Japanese, "Izakaya" (居酒屋) translates to "stay-drink-place," perfectly capturing the essence of our restaurant. It's a fun spot to grab a drink, settle in, and enjoy delicious food in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. This tradition dates back centuries in Japan, where Izakayas serve as local hubs for community, conversation, and comfort. We’ve embraced this concept to bring a slice of that warmth and conviviality to Santa Cruz.

334 D Ingalls Street
Santa Cruz CA 95060
OPEN LUNCH 12-4 pm.
DINNER 4-8:30 pm/9 pm Fri & Sat
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