After a few successful test runs in Woodbridge, Detroit’s new Japanese izakaya Katsu Detroit is set to open on Friday, December 28, restaurant partner Joshua Chiatovich confirms to Eater. The restaurant is located at 5069 Trumbull Ave. and features a menu comprised to classic Japanese pub food from yakitori grilled meats to soba noodles to ramen.
The project was developed by Chiatovich and restaurateurs Roy Chen and Katsu Yama, who owns a fleet of izakayas under the “Katsu” name across Asia. In the spirit of traditional Japanese pubs, Katsu Detroit serves a variety of small bites that pair with drinks. The restaurant features a full bar with a wide selection of sake, shochu, and Japanese high balls. Each day Kastus will offer between eight and 10 specials. Diners can choose from options like chicken thigh, chicken skin, and fish cooked over a yakitori charcoal grill. The menu also includes items like tamagoyaki (a Japanese rolled egg omelet), udon, and champon — a regional noodle dish from Nagasaki, Japan, where Yama is a native.
Katsu is the latest restaurant to join the burgeoning Woodbridge block at the corner of Trumbull Avenue and Putnam Street. The property, which is being developed by former Woodbridge Pub owner Jim Geary, features an art lounge called Armageddon Beachparty and bicycle repair shop and cafe Bikes & Coffee. A new outpost of Lucki’s Cheesecakes and a “rock-and-roll” watering hole called Lexington Bar are also expected to land in the building soon.
Katsu Detroit is located at 5069 Trumbull Ave.; open 5 p.m. to midnight Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday).