Glaze Teriyaki may technically be a chain restaurant (New York, San Francisco, etc.) but when you walk in, nothing seems chain-y about it. They have a simple goal that we can tip our hats (er, glasses) to: have delicious, healthy food at affordable prices. Ingredients are locally sourced from sustainable partners so you never get artificial, frozen, or chemically-modified foods. Three cheers for healthy and yummy dining options!
Glaze specializes in what they call “Seattle-style Teriyaki.” It’s a combination of Korean and Japanese-style Teriyaki that hit the scene in Seattle (circa 1970’s) due to the mass immigration of Koreans to the city. Everything is made to order and they have an easily navigable menu that works similar to Chipotle (pick a protein, pick a rice, etc.): Teriyaki entrées, salads, small bites (edamame and gyoza – yum!) and multiple kinds of teriyaki sauces. You HAVE to try their salad with the ginger dressing. IT’S SO GOOD!
Pro tip: Their hottest sauce is not for the faint of heart. Bring a fire extinguisher. For your mouth.
Teriyaki famously gets along with floral, aromatic and/or slightly sweet whites. Try a nice Riesling, Gewürztraminer, or a Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux. Of course, rosé works wonders too (try one made from Malbec, Grenache, Syrah or Mourvedre). And don’t despair, red-wine drinkers: Malbec, Zinfandel and Shiraz have that fruit + spice profile to perfectly match your meal. In the mood for bubbly (the answer should always be yes)? We recommend a dry sparkling rosé or a Cava from Spain.
Word to the Wise:
There aren’t traditional servers on staff, just cashiers, so it’s a more of a casual dining experience. They definitely have take out options though, and you can also now order Glaze on UBER! #GetGlazed
Glaze Teriyaki | 3112 N. Broadway | (773) 697-3580