Our Dinner Menu

Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse is inspired by the simplicity of Japanese soul food with influences from American BBQ. Dishes are served to the center of the table to share between friends + family.

SNACKS

Let’s Get It Started

  • Crispy Squid $14

    salt + black shichimi pepper

  • Edamame $6

    sea salt

  • Grilled Shishito Peppers $8

    carrot-ginger ponzu

  • Miso Soup $5

CRUNCHY + MUNCHY

Crispy, Fried, Goodness.

  • Crispy Rock Shrimp $14

    chili butter + gorgonzola

  • Beech Mushroom Tempura $17

    tokyo ranch + onion ash

  • Karaage Chicken $14

    kewpie mayo + kyoto-carolina BBQ

RAW

Can’t Think Of Anything Clever

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  • Sliced Hamachi* $18

    white ponzu, serrano peppers + herbs

  • Wagyu Tataki* $16

    house kimchee, yuzu kosho + savory soy

  • Oysters* (6) $20

    sparkling sake mignonette

  • Salmon Sashimi $15

    wasabi soy broth + scallions

FRESH + LIGHT

Balance is the key to every great meal

  • Iceberg Wedge $9

    sesame dressing, nashi pear + nori

  • Shrimp Cocktail (6) $18

    wasabi cocktail sauce

  • Avocado Salad $14

    house made feta, baby herbs, lemon, ginger + crispy leeks

DUMPLINGS + BUNS

  • Grilled Shitake Bao $10

    mitsuba aioli

  • Crispy Pork Bao $12

    smoked chili aioli

  • Vegetable Gyoza $11

    sweet potato, carrot + shitake

  • Pork + Shitake Mushroom Gyoza $13

    black pepper ponzu

SHARING IS CARING

Enough for the whole party

  • Crispy Baby Back Ribs $27

    yakiniku

  • Grilled Prime Ribeye* $48

    shiso chimichurri

STICKS + STUFF

Isn’t everything better on a stick?

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  • Wagyu* $18

    shiso chimichurri, yuzu kosho, wasabi + sea salt

  • Sea Bass $18

    brown butter ponzu, grilled lemon + sea salt

  • Pork Belly $13

    fuji apple glaze, apple chow chow + scallions

  • Chicken Thigh $12

    tare, scallions + shichimi

  • Unagi $16

    smoked tare, wakame + toasted sesame seeds

BIG + BOWLSY

Known to cause wide eyes and full stomachs 

  • Duck Hot Pot $26

    duck dumplings, smoked shoyu broth + mushrooms

  • Veggie Ramen $16

    yuzu shio broth, bok choy, shitake mushroom + soft boiled egg

  • Spicy Pork BBQ $18

    tan tan, bok choy + soft boiled egg

  • Pork Belly $21

    Tonkotsu, black garlic oil, shitake mushroom + soft boiled egg

VEGGIES

Mom wouldn’t have to force you to eat these vegetables.

  • Baby Bok Choy $8

    sesame-ginger dressing + charred lemon

  • Japanese Sweet Potato $12

    miso butter, brown sugar, parmesan + umami salt

  • Grilled Seasonal Mushrooms $12

    pumpkin miso + umami herbs

  • Grilled Local Pumpkin $12

    bacon-maple-miso + crispy shallots

  • BBQ Baby Carrots $12

    korean chili vinaigrette

DESSERT

Who Can Resist Something Sweet?

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  • Coconut Cake $14

    chef’s mom’s recipe + house made coconut ice cream

perfect pairing: Shirakabegura ‘Mio’ Sparkling Sake 300ml btl…..$26
  • Something F*@king Chocolate $14

    vanilla ice cream, toasted salted cashews + sesame caramel

perfect pairing: Sandeman Tawny Port……$8
  • Charcoal Cream Puff $12

    Charcoal Cream Puff + yuzu marmalade

perfect pairing: Our Ukiah Oldie……$14
  • Ukiah Ice Cream Sandwich $10

    house baked sesame citrus cookies + vanilla ice cream

perfect pairing: Lazzaroni Amaretto…..$10

CORE COCKTAILS

These cocktails are revolving constantly, but here’s a little teaser.

  • UKIAH Oldie $14

    Elijah Craig Bourbon, Sorghum, Ukiah orange bitters + Angostura bitters

  • Homage To Bill $14

    Toasted sesame washed Toki Japanese Whisky, white peach-yuzu + Fever Tree soda water

  • Purple Rain $10

    Purple shiso-ube infused sweet potato Shochu, dry curacao, lemon + egg whites

  • So Fresh And So Green $14

    Hendricks Gin, smoked green pea ginger, scallion tincture + lemon

  • Just Beet It $12

    Beet infused Fords Gin, Genepy, lemon, thyme + bubbles

  • The Last Kotoba $14

    Haku Vodka, Tozai ‘Snow Maiden’ Nigori, Green Chartreuse, lime + torched rosemary

  • Café con Chata $12

    Don Q Cristal, Rumchata, cold brew coffee + chocolate bitters

  • Afternoon Delight $13

    Bourbon, Aperol, lemon + thyme syrup + Angostura bitters + egg whites*

CORE COCKTAILS

These cocktails are revolving constantly, but here’s a little teaser.

  • UKIAH Oldie $14

    Elijah Craig Bourbon, Sorghum, Ukiah orange bitters + Angostura bitters

  • Purple Rain $10

    Purple shiso-ube infused sweet potato Shochu, dry curacao, lemon + egg whites

  • So Fresh And So Green $14

    Hendricks Gin, smoked green pea ginger, scallion tincture + lemon

  • It’s Clobberin’ Thyme $15

    Your choice of Haku Vodka or Roku Gin to pair with our house-made peach thyme soda. Give Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky a try +$3

FUYU in AVL

  • Rum the Jewels $14

    Don Q Cristal Rum, Eda Rhyne Appalachian Fernet, Rittenhouse Rye, coconut, cream + mint

  • Rosemary’s Mezcal $16

    Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, dry orange curacao, lemon, orange bitter + torched rosemary

  • Is It a Swizzle? $16

    Roku Gin, Joto Yuzu Sake, Eda Rhyne Amaro Oscura, lime + ginger

  • Sensai Martini $17

    Olive oil washed Haku Vodka, 'Hawk in the Heavens' Junmai Sake, Salers Aperitif, shiso + lemon oil

  • Shoulder Season $14

    Famous Grouse Scotch, Lazzaroni Amaretto, St Elizabeth Allspice, honey, lemon, carrot + aromatic bitters

  • Heat and Greet $15

    Lunazul Blanco Tequila, togerashi, house grapefruit soda + lime

  • The One With The Hibiscus $12

    Hibiscus Infused Ozeki Junmai Sake, Tozai 'Blossom of Peace' Plum Sake, house Creme de Mure, citrus, 'High Climate' chai tea + lemon

  • A Damn Fine Throwback $17

    Rittenhouse Rye, Amaro Montenegro, Cynar, Sweet Vermouth + aromatic bitters

WINE

By The Glass, Carafe, or Bottle

WHITE WINES

  • Landmark Vineyard ‘Overlook’ $13 / 19 / 50

    Chardonnay Landmark Vineyard ‘Overlook’ [Sonoma, CA] ’18

  • Talbott $$13/19/50

    Chardonnay Talbott ‘Kali Hart’ [Sonoma, CA] ’19

  • Chateau Bonnet $$12/18/46

    Sauvignon Blanc Nautilus [Bordeaux, FR] '18

  • Pinot Blanc Trimbach $14 / 20 / 54

    Pinot Blanc [Alsace, FR] '19

  • Verdejo Gil Family Estates ‘Shaya’ $11 / 17 / 42

    [Rueda, ES] ’20

  • Grüner Veltliner Hugl Weine (1L) $12 / 18 / 58

    [Niederösterreich, AU] ’20

  • Riesling Mulheimer Sonnenlay ‘Zeppelin’ $14 / 20 / 54

    [Mosel, DE]

  • Chenin Blanc Chateau De Villeneuve ‘Saumur Blanc’ $52

    [Loire Valley, FR] '20

  • Chardonnay Groth $79

    [Napa, CA] ‘20

  • Vermentino Poggio AL Tesoro $60

    [Bolgheri, IT] ‘19

RED WINES

  • Robert Hall $12 / 18 / 46

    Cabernet Sauvignon Robert Hall [Paso Robles, CA] ’18

  • Chemistry $14 / 20 / 54

    Pinot Noir Chemistry [Willamette, OR] ’18

  • Domaine Gayda $12 / 18 / 46

    Syrah / Grenache Blend Domaine Gayda ‘En Passant’ [Languedoc, FR] ’18

  • Domaine Dupeuble $60

    Beaujolais Domaine Dupeuble ‘Imported by Kermit Lynch’ [Burgundy, FR] ’20

  • Terres d’ Avignon $55

    Cotes du Rhone Terres d’ Avignon ‘Imported by Kermit Lynch’ [Cotes de Rhone, FR] ’18

  • Red Blend Fitapeta $15 / 24 / 58

    [Alentejano, PT] ‘18

  • Barbera Fuso ‘Vino Rosso’ $11 / 17 / 42

    [Piedmont, IT] ‘20

  • Tempranillo Bodegas Obalo ‘La Encina’ $13 / 19 / 50

    [Rioja, ES] '17

  • Red Blend Neyers ‘Left Bank Red’ $60

    [Sonoma, CA] '19

  • Syrah Kivel Stadt ‘K.C. Labs’ $69

    [Mendocino, CA] ’20

Bubbles

  • Barcino $10 / 15 / 38

    Cava Brut Barcino ‘Metodo Tradicional’ [Catalonia, ES] ‘NV

  • Blanc de Blancs Schramsberg $55

    *375ml [Napa, CA] '19

  • Blanc de Blancs Schramsberg $95

    [Napa, CA] '19

  • Brut Champagne Veuve Clicquot $130

    [Champagne, FR]

ROSE

  • Domaine Houchart $12 / 18 / 46

    Rose Domaine Houchart [Provence, FR] ’20

  • Pinot Noir Rose Familia Schroeder ‘Saurus’ $10 / 16 / 38

    [Patagonia, AR]

  • Rose Bardolino Classico ‘Le Morette’ $11 / 17 / 42

    [Veneto, IT] '21

Natural + Orange

  • Can Sumoi $72

    Xarel-lo Can Sumoi [Penedes, SP] ‘20

  • Stekar Brda Rebula $58

    Orange Wine Goriska ‘Stekar Brda Rebula’ [Primorska, SI] ’1

  • Stekar Brda Rebula $58

    Orange Wine Goriska ‘Stekar Brda Rebula’ [Primorska, SI] ’19

  • Wonderwall $64

    Pinot Noir Wonderwall [Central Coast, CA] ’19

SAKE

By The Carafe or Bottle

Honjozo/Junmai

[ >70% rice polish. Rich + Earthy]

  • Kikusui $-- / 17

    Honjozo Nama Genshu Kikusui ‘Funaguchi’ 187ml

  • Miyozakura $-- / 20

    Junmai Cup Miyozakura 'Panda Cup' 180ml

  • Soto $-- / 15

    Junmai Soto 187ml

  • Takatenjin $25 / 56

    Tokubetsu Honjozo Takatenjin ‘Sword of the Sun’ 720ml

  • Tentaka $-- / 20

    Tokubetsu Junmai Tentaka ‘Hawk in the Heavens’ 1800ml

  • Tozai $-- / 16

    Futushu Tozai “Night Swim” 187ml

  • Yuho $29 / 76

    Kimoto Junmai Yuho ‘Rhythm of the Century’ 720ml

Ginjo/Junmai Ginjo

[>60% rice polish. Lively + Aromatic]

  • Way of the Warrior $19 / --

    Ginjo Genshu Bushido ‘Way of the Warrior’ 120ml

  • Dewasansan $-- / 39

    Ginjo Dewasansan ‘Cherry Bouquet’ 300ml

Daiginjo/Junmai Daiginjo

[> over 50% rice polish. Elegant + Smooth]

  • Dassai $-- / 50

    Junmai Daiginjo Dassai '45' 300ml

  • Pearls of Simplicity $31 / 91

    Junmai Daiginjo Konteki ‘Pearls of Simplicity’ 720ml

  • Soto $44 / 102

    Daiginjo Soto Junmai 720ml

  • The One Clocks $-- / -- / 51

    Daiginjo Joto ‘The One Clocks’ 300ml

Nigori/Specialty

[>70% rice polish Corse Filtration, Creamy+ Raw]

  • Tozai $23 / 66

    Tozai ‘Snow Maiden’ 720ml

  • Kikusui $-- / 19

    Nigori Genshu Kikusui ‘Perfect Snow’ 187ml

  • Joto $30 / 45

    Yuzu Sake Joto 500ml

  • Shirakabegura $-- / 26

    Sparkling Sake Shirakabegura 'Mio'

  • Sake Flight $18

JAPANESE WHISKEY

In design, Japanese whisky is most similar to the scotch tradition: double distilling, malted and/or peated barley, before it is aged in wooden barrels. It tends to be drier, smokier + peatier than the sweeter American Bourbons and Ryes and comes as single malts or blends. Served as 1oz + 2 oz pours

  • Nikka Coffey Grain $13/26
  • Nikka Pure Malt $13/26
  • Suntory Toki $7/14
  • Take Flight $45

    The selection features some unique Japanese and small batch North Carolina whiskey, showcasing three different styles giving that highlights our cuisine.

Winter Selection:

BEER

By The Can, Bottle, or Pint

ON DRAFT

  • Lazy Bird Brown Ale $7

    Brown Ale Birdsong Brewing [Charlotte, NC] 5.5% ABV

  • Greenman ESB $7

    Greenman Brewing 'ESB' [Asheville, NC] 5.5% ABV

  • Lo-Pitch $6

    Hazy IPA Hi-Wire Brewing Company [Asheville, NC] 5.5% ABV

  • Ginger Beer $9

    Rotating Seasonal Ginger’s Revenge [Asheville, NC] 4.7% ABV

  • Noble Cider $6

    Rotating Seasonal Noble Cider Company [Asheville, NC] 4.7ABV

  • Sapporo Lager $7

    Anchor Brewing Company [Japan] 5.0% ABV

  • Pernicious IPA $6

    Wicked Weed [Asheville, NC] 7.3% ABV

  • Passionfruit Guava $6

    Gose Boojum Passionfruit Guava 6 [Asheville, NC] 4.5% ABV

  • Gateway Kolsch $6

    Kolsch French Broad Brewing [Asheville, NC] 5.3% ABV

CANS & BOTTLES

  • Tripel $8

    ‘Honey Orange Tripel' New Belgium Brewing Company [Asheville, NC] 10% ABV

  • Old North $5

    Lager Hi-Wire Brewing Company [Asheville, NC] 5% ABV

  • Little River Blonde $6

    Blonde Ale Boojum [Waynesville, NC] 4.8% ABV

  • Full of Terrors $8

    Brown Ale DSSOLVR [Asheville, NC] 5.3% ABV

  • Asahi $5

    Lager Asahi [Japan] 5% ABV

  • Lucky Cat $8

    Japanese Style Pilsner Bold Mariner Brewing [Norfolk, VA] 5.6% ABV

  • Orion $9

    Lager Orion ‘The Draft’ [Japan] 5.0% ABV

  • Fat Tire $6

    Amber Ale New Belgium Brewing Company [Asheville, NC] 5.2% ABV

NON-ALCOHOLIC COCKTAILS

Featuring Mertails Cocktails

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  • Ramune Japanese Soda $6

    Strawberry, Melon, Lychee, Original

The MerTails are organic herbaceous zero proof elixirs locally made in small batches with minerals, electrolytes and real plants by The NOHM Collective right here in Asheville

  • Hydration $6

    Aloe, Lime, Rosemary, Wild Juniper, May Chang, Chlorophyll, Celtic Sea Salt + Fever Tree Soda Water Crisp, cooling and refreshing, this sugar-free mocktail is designed to increase hydration efficiency whilst alkalizing your body's PH. Caffeine & sugar free.

  • Relaxation $6

    Lime, Lemongrass, Butterfly Pea, Wild Lemon Balm, Wild Stinging Nettle, Oat Straw, Local Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, Celtic Sea Salt + Fever Tree soda water Herbaceous with a zing, sink in and satiate your inner search for serenity with slow sips from this Appalachian remedy. Caffeine free. Contains local Honey.

  • Stimulation $6

    Yerba Maté, Wild Kola Nut, Ginger, Cardamom, Wild Sarsaparilla, Star Anise, Fair Trade Sugar Cane Sugar and Vanilla Bean, Celtic Sea Salt + Fever Tree soda water Chai spiced, aromatic & stimulating, this quasi-traditional Coca Cola can boost vital energy without the crash. Contains caffeine.

COFFEE + TEA

A refreshing way to end your meal

  • Espresso $4

    Shot in the Dark by Bean Werks [Medium Roast, Carmel + Clean]

  • Americano $4

    Shot in the Dark by Bean Werks [Medium Roast, Carmel + Clean]

  • Double Espresso $6

    Shot in the Dark by Bean Werks [Medium Roast, Carmel + Clean]

  • Cappuccino $5

    Shot in the Dark by Bean Werks [Medium Roast, Carmel + Clean]

  • Latte $5

    Shot in the Dark by Bean Werks [Medium Roast, Carmel + Clean]

  • Tea $4

    by Two Leaves and a Bud

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