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.

As of May 13, 2024, a 3% Kitchen Appreciation fee will be added to all in-house checks. This charge is split directly with all our amazing hourly back of house team. If you have any questions, please ask a manager during your visit or give us a call at 828-470-7480.

To understand more about why we’ve added this fee, please click HERE

SNACKS

Let’s Get It Started

  • Edamame $7

    sea salt

  • Fried Yuzu Pickles $10

    Ukiah white sauce

  • Grilled Shishito Peppers $9

    carrot-ginger ponzu

  • Miso Soup $6

CRUNCHY + MUNCHY

Crispy, Fried, Goodness.

  • Crispy Shrimp $17

    chili butter + gorgonzola

  • Beech Mushroom Tempura $18

    tokyo ranch + onion ash

  • Karaage Chicken $18

    kewpie mayo + kyoto-carolina BBQ

  • Hamachi $14

    crispy rice + wasabi

  • Tuna $14

    Crispy Rice, spicy Tuna

  • Salmon $14

    Crispy Rice, Salmon + citrus

RAW

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  • Sliced Hamachi* $18

    white ponzu, serrano peppers + herbs

  • Oysters* (6) $24

    sparkling sake mignonette

  • Salmon Sashimi $18

    wasabi soy broth + scallions

  • Tuna Tataki* $20

    fire-roasted peppers + ponzu

  • Wagyu Tataki* $18

    house kimchee, yuzu kosho + savory soy

FRESH + LIGHT

Balance is the key to every great meal

  • Iceberg Wedge $12

    sesame dressing, nashi pear + nori

  • Roasted Cauliflower $18

    buttermilk goat cheese, shishito vinaigrette, shiso + myoga

DUMPLINGS + BUNS

Melt In Your Mouth Good

  • Crispy Mushroom Bao $14

    black garlic aioli + yuzu pickle

  • Crispy Pork Bao $15

    smoked chili aioli

  • Vegetable Gyoza $12

    sweet potato, carrot + shitake

  • Pork + Shitake Mushroom Gyoza $13

    black pepper ponzu

FROM THE SMOKER

Served with toasted rye, fire roasted kimchi + yuzu pickles and your choice of meat.

  • Smoked Pastrami Short Rib $68
  • Smoked Carolina Pork Shoulder $38
  • Smoked Brisket $55

STICKS + STUFF

Isn’t everything better on a stick?

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  • Wagyu* $22

    shiso chimichurri, yuzu kosho, wasabi + sea salt

  • Crispy Baby Back Ribs $28

    yakiniku

  • Pork Belly $16

    fuji apple glaze, apple chow chow + scallions

  • Sea Bass $22

    brown butter ponzu, grilled lemon + sea salt

  • Unagi $16

    smoked tare, wakame + toasted sesame seeds

  • Grilled Local Trout $20

    buttermilk dashi, spring mushrooms + chili oil

  • Garlic Glazed Beef Tenderloin $45

    fire-roasted kimchi

BIG + BOWLSY

Known to cause wide eyes and full stomachs 

  • Kinoko Kamameshi $32

    seasonal rice hot pot

  • Veggie Ramen $18

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

  • Spicy Pork $20

    tan tan, bok choy + soft boiled egg (contains nuts)

  • Pork Belly $21

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

VEGGIES

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

  • Smoked Sugar Snap Peas $12

    Japanese mustard vinaigrette

  • Baby Bok Choy $10

    sesame-ginger dressing + charred lemon

  • Japanese Sweet Potato $12

    miso butter, brown sugar, parmesan + umami salt

  • Broccoli Rabe $14

    bacon-maple miso + crispy shallots

  • Grilled Seasonal Mushrooms $14

    Miso grilled seasonal Mushrooms, lemon, ginger + chili

DESSERT

Who Can Resist Something Sweet?

  • Panna Cotta $12

    Kaffir lime panna cotta with oatmeal crumble + yuzu cherry sorbet

  • Mochi Doughnut Skewer $10

    banana-bourbon ice cream

  • Seasonal Sorbet Selection $10

    Seasonal Selection

  • Coconut Cake $14

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

perfect pairing: Shirakabegura ‘Mio’ Sparkling Sake 300ml btl…..$26
  • Dark Chocolate S’Mores Tart $14

    vanilla ice cream, toasted cashews + sesame caramel

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

    Charcoal Cream Puff + yuzu marmalade

perfect pairing: Our Ukiah Oldie……$14

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

  • 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

  • Venkman Highball $15

    Your choice of Haku Vodka or Roku Gin to pair with our house-made mandarin orange, lemongrass, and green tea soda

  • G&T Kinda Guy $16

    Chemist American Gin, Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic, strawberry, lemon peel + hibiscus

  • Teaches of Peaches $12

    Bushido ‘Way of the Warrior’ Junmai, Ozeki Junmai, peach & toasted pecan cordial, lemon, orange, thyme, shiso, + cava brut

  • Tsukemono $15

    Lunazul Blanco Tequila, gentian liqueur, lemon, house yuzu pickle brine + Scrappy’s Firewater Tincture

SPRING 2024 COCKTAILS

  • Saigon Sour $16

    Don Q Cristal Rum, calamansi, lime, lemongrass & ginger coconut water, egg white* + apricot salt

  • Scots Sika $14

    Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch, lime, aranciata rossa, culantro + ginger

  • The Life Coach $18

    Thai chili-infused Barsol Pisco, Giffard Caribbean Pineapple, coconut water, mango puree, lime + agave

  • Muscle Shirt Guy Martini $18

    Tanqueray no. 10 Gin, Yuho ‘Rhythm of the Centuries’ Kimoto Junmai, blanc vermouth + msg

  • Lambo Killer $16

    Serrano-infused Corazon Reposado, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, blackberry & ginger shrub, lime + house made ginger beer

  • Cat in a Bathtub $16

    Plantation Dark Rum, Plantation Pineapple Rum, mandarin, lime, lychee, coco lopez + cinnamon

WINE

These are a few wines we carry by the glass, please come in for our entire wine menu.

WHITE WINES

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

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

  • Pinot Blanc Trimbach $14 / 20 / 54

    Pinot Blanc [Alsace, FR] '19

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

    [Niederösterreich, AU] ’20

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

  • Merlot Domaine Jean-Yves Millaire ‘Chateau Cavale’ $14 / 20 / 54

    [Bordeaux, FR] '20

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

    [Rioja, ES] '17

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

  • Lamberti $13 / 17 / 52

    Prosecco Rose Lamberti [Veneto, IT] ‘NV

ROSE

  • Domaine Houchart $12 / 18 / 46

    Rose Domaine Houchart [Provence, FR] ’20

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

    [Veneto, IT] '21

Natural + Orange

  • Bonny Doon ‘Le Cigare Orange’ $15 / 22 / 58

    Orange Wine Bonny Doon 'Le Cigare Orange' [Central Coast, CA] '22

  • Can Sumoi $72

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

  • Wonderwall $64

    Pinot Noir Wonderwall [Central Coast, CA] ’19

SAKE

By The Carafe or Bottle

Honjozo/Junmai

[ >70% rice polish. Rich + Earthy]

  • Junmai Hakutsuru ‘Chika Sake Cup’ $-- / 15

    200ml

  • Kikusui $-- / 17

    Honjozo Nama Genshu Kikusui ‘Funaguchi’ 187ml

  • 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

  • Ginjo Dewazakura Oka $-- / 39

    Ginjo Dewasansan ‘Cherry Bouquet’ 300ml

  • Junmai Ginjo Fukucho $-- / 50

    Junmai Ginjo Fukucho 'Moon on the Water' 300ml

  • Junmai Ginjo Dewazakura $-- / 43

    Junmai Ginjo Dewasansan 'Green Ridge' 300ml

Daiginjo/Junmai Daiginjo

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

  • Junmai Daiginjo Dassai ’45’ $-- / 50

    300ml

  • Pearls of Simplicity $31 / 91

    Junmai Daiginjo Konteki ‘Pearls of Simplicity’ 720ml

  • Soto $44 / 102

    Daiginjo Soto Junmai 720ml

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 / 58

    Yuzu Sake Joto Joto 500ml

  • Shirakabegura $-- / 26

    Sparkling Sake Shirakabegura 'Mio'

  • Fukucho ‘Seaside’ $-- / 86

    Junmai Sparkling Fukucho 'Seaside' 500ml

  • Sake Flight $18

    We've put together a special sake flight for Women's History Month! Enjoy these specially selected sakes from Miho Imada, one of the few female tojis & brewery presidents in Japan.

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.

These are just a few we love, ask your server about our entire list of Japanese Whiskeys.

Served as 1oz or 2 oz pours

  • Nikka Coffey Grain $13/26
  • Nikka Pure Malt $13/26
  • Suntory Toki $7/14
  • Salaryman Flight $86

    (A selection of 3 x 1 oz pours)

BEER

By the can, bottle, or pint

ON DRAFT

  • Surf Wax IPA $6

    Burial Beer Co. [Asheville, NC] 6.8% ABV

  • Green Man Brewing ESB $7

    Green Man Brewing ESB [Asheville, NC] 4.2% 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

  • Forbidden Root Cider *8oz $9

    Botanist & Barrel [Asheville, NC] 9.5% ABV, 8oz pour

  • Sapporo Lager $7

    Anchor Brewing Company [Japan] 5.0% ABV

  • French Broad Brewing Pilsner ‘Golden Rod’ $6

    French Broad Brewing [Asheville, NC] 5.1% ABV

  • Sierra Nevada ‘Southern Gothic’ $6

    Pilsner, Sierra Nevada [Asheville, NC] 5.2% ABV

  • Brown Ale Birdsong Brewing ‘Lazy Bird Brown Ale’ $7

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

CANS & BOTTLES

  • Echigo Koshihikari Lager $10

    [Niigata, Japan] 5% ABV

  • Old North $5

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

  • Echigo Koshihikari Stout $16

    Echigo Koshihikari [Niigata, Japan] 7% 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

  • Hitachino Nest ‘Espresso Stout’ $16

    Imperial Stout, [Ibaraki, Japan] 7% ABV

  • Hitachino Nest ‘White Ale’ $15

    Belgian White Ale Hitachino Nest 'White Ale' [Ibaraki, Japan] 5.5% ABV

  • Kirin $6

    Lager Kirin 'Ichiban' [Japan] 5% ABV

NON-ALCOHOLIC COCKTAILS

Featuring Mertails Cocktails

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  • Ramune Japanese Soda $6

    Strawberry, Melon, Lychee, Original

  • Devil’s Foot Sodas $4

    Assorted Flavors, Made in Asheville, NC

  • Liquid Death Filtered Water $4

    Sparkling or still

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 $7

    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. Caffeine & sugar free.

  • Relaxation $7

    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 $7

    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

    The World Tour roast by Coffee Library, Asheville, NC [Medium Roast, Carmel + Clean]

  • Americano $4

    The World Tour roast by Coffee Library, Asheville, NC [Medium Roast, Carmel + Clean]

  • Double Espresso $6

    The World Tour roast by Coffee Library, Asheville, NC [Medium Roast, Carmel + Clean]

  • Cappuccino $5

    The World Tour roast by Coffee Library, Asheville, NC [Medium Roast, Carmel + Clean]

  • Latte $5

    The World Tour roast by Coffee Library, Asheville, NC [Medium Roast, Carmel + Clean]

  • Tea $4

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