A home-cooking restaurant devoted to the comfort food he says he likes to eat, Masa’s menu is divided into four cooking methods: raw, grilled, fried, and sizzling, with skewered meats, seafood seared on a grill, and burgers dominating. After all the restaurant’s name tetsu means iron in Japanese. All items are served family style and are meant to be shared. A meat-focused omakase will be added downstairs next year, as will lunch service.
Housed in a landmarked building from the 1860s, the interior of Tetsu pays homage to its historic cast iron structure. A suspended mezzanine overlooks the open kitchen and the focal point of the restaurant is an 18-seat counter made from a single Bubinga wood tree.
Japanese comfort food
Tuna Butsu Guacamole, Beef Tripe Tomatillo, and Fried Dry-Aged Quail, as well as Chef Masa’s take on a burger: a pretzel bun with lamb or beef patty.
Regional beers and wines, as well as Japanese sake and craft cocktails.