Meghan Tansey Whitton
One of Spring Garden’s most sparkling gems, Ko-Doraku
(5640 Spring Garden Road) is expanding its evening offerings. Starting this weekend (August 31 and September 1), the small-but-mighty sushi joint below Spring Garden Place
will up the ante on its usual menu, adding izakaya (Japanese bar snacks) to the mix. Those heading out of town for Labour Day, fear not—this will be a regular thing going forward: Ko-Doraku (which is licensed, by the way) will serve izakaya dishes every Friday and Saturday from 5 through 10pm.
This news softens the blow that Ko-Doraku’s sibling location in Purdy’s Wharf
(211-1949 Upper Water Street) has closed up shop. The sushi gods giveth and taketh away.