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

  • Heirloom Tomato $14

    charred tofu, green chilies + shiso

DUMPLINGS + BUNS

Melt In Your Mouth Good

  • Grilled Shitake Bao $10

    mitsuba aioli

  • Crispy Pork Bao $12

    smoked chili aioli

  • Vegetable Gyoza $10

    sweet potato, carrot + shitake

  • Pork + Shitake Mushroom Gyoza $12

    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 $14

    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 $10

    wasabi-spring peas, ponzu and brown butter

  • Grilled Baby Zucchini $12

    bacon-maple-miso + crispy shallots

  • Tokyo Street Corn $12

    kewpie mayo, togarashi, nori dust, miso butter + bonito

DESSERT

Who Can Resist Something Sweet?

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  • Something F*@king Chocolate $14

    Vanilla ice cream, toasted salted cashews + sesame caramel

  • Charcoal Cream Puff $12

    Charcoal Cream Puff + yuzu marmalade

  • Ukiah Ice Cream Sandwich $10

    House baked sesame citrus cookies + vanilla ice cream

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

SWEET, SWEET SUMMER

The new GREEN SUMMER cocktails will donate back $1 each to Planned Parenthood Asheville from July 25 – July 31st, as part of Ukiah’s Cocktails for a Cause initiative. Ask your server for ways to donate more!

  • Proper Fit, Babe $13

    Alpine berry tea infused Bushido ‘Way of the Warrior’ Ginjo Genshu, Luxardo Maraschino, Lombadri Rose Brut + lemon

  • Soybean Dreams $15

    Coconut washed Espolon Reposado, Velvet Falernum, edamame-mint water, lime + nutmeg

  • Can Barely Stand Her $15

    Roku Gin, Amaro Flora, Fino Sherry, Dry Vermouth + jasmine flower tincture

  • Barrel of Monkeys $16

    Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey, Averna Amaro, Sweet Vermouth + banana oleo-saccharum

  • The Cumberbatch $13

    Cucumber-cantaloupe infused Ozeki Junmai, Captain Applejack Apple Brandy, cucumber, orange, lemon + melon sugar maceration

  • “Objection, Hearsay” $15

    Banana infused Plantation OFTD Rum, Don Q White Rum, Campari, Cheery Heering, lime, grapefruit, house oat orgeat + absinthe rinse

  • The Cream of the Crop $14

    Mellow Corn Whiskey, watermelon, charred sweet corn, lemon + tarragon

  • No Rhyne or Reason $16

    Eda Rhyne Appalachian Fernet, Amaro Montenegro, strawberry, lemon + egg whites*

WINE

By The Glass, Carafe, or Bottle

WHITE WINES

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

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

  • Perlada ‘Nomes’ $10 / 15 / 38

    Garnatxa Perlada ‘Nomes’ [Catalonia, ES] ’18

  • Fuchs $11 / 16 / 42

    Gruner Veltiner Fuchs [Burgenland, AU] ’20

  • Hermann J. Wiemer $12 / 18 / 46

    Riesling Hermann J. Wiemer [Finger Lakes, NY] ’19

  • Domain Gayda $11 / 16 / 42

    Viognier Domain Gayda [Languedoc-Roussillon, FR] ’19

  • Chateau Ducasse $13 / 19 / 50

    White Bordeaux Chateau Ducasse [Bordeaux, FR] ’20

  • Gryphon Crest $39

    Reisling Gryphon Crest [Rhinhessen, GR] ’17

  • Villa Pozzi $32

    Moscato Villa Pozzi [Sicily, IT] ’19

  • Talbott $69

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

  • Fournier Pere & Fils $44

    Sancerre Fournier Pere & Fils ‘Les Belles Vignes' [Sancerre, FR] ‘20

  • Chateau Bonnet $42

    Sauvignon Blanc Nautilus [Bordeaux, FR] '18

RED WINES

  • Bodega Garzon $13 / 19 / 50

    Cabernet Franc Bodega Garzon [Garzon, UR] ‘19

  • Robert Hall $11 / 16 / 42

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

  • Bodegas Olivares $10 /15 / 38

    Jumilla Bodegas Olivares ‘Altos de la Hoya’ [Murica, ES] ’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 $46

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

  • Mount Veeder $90

    Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder [Mt. Veeder, CA] ‘17

  • Terres d’ Avignon $44

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

  • J. Vineyards $50

    Pinot Noir J. Vineyards [Sonoma, CA] ’20

  • Orion Swift ‘Machete’ $120

    Zinfandel Orion Swift ‘Machete’ [Santa Barbara, CA] ’18

Bubbles

  • Barcino $10 / 15 / 38

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

  • Lamberti $13 / 17 / 52

    Prosecco Rose Lamberti [Veneto, IT] ‘NV

  • Nicolas Feuillatte $91

    Champagne Brut Nicolas Feuillatte [Champagne, FR] ‘NV

ROSE

  • Domaine Houchart $12 / 18 / 42

    Rose Domaine Houchart [Provence, FR] ’20

  • La Jolie Fleur $11 / 17 / 42

    Rose La Jolie Fleur [Mediterranee, FR] ’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] ’19

  • Wonderwall $64

    Pinot Noir Wonderwall [Central Coast, CA] ’19

SAKE

By The Glass, Carafe, or Bottle

Honjozo/Junmai

[ >70% rice polish. Rich + Earthy]

  • Kokumi $-- / -- / 14

    Kimoto Junmai Kokumi ‘Mouthful’ 187ml

  • Soto $-- / -- / 15

    Junmai Soto 187ml

  • Tentaka $10 / 30 /160

    Tokubetsu Junmai Tentaka ‘Hawk in the Heavens’ 1800ml

  • Tozai $-- / -- / 16

    Futushu Tozai “Night Swim” 187ml

Ginjo/Junmai Ginjo

[>60% rice polish. Lively + Aromatic]

  • Way of the Warrior $9 / 18 / --

    Ginjo Genshu Bushido ‘Way of the Warrior’ 120ml

  • Green Ridge $13 / 25 / 75

    Junmai Ginjo Dewazakura ‘Green Ridge’ 720ml

  • Moon On The Water $-- / -- / 44

    Junmai Ginjo Fukucho ‘Moon on the Water’ 300ml

  • Momokawa Silver $9 / 18 / 54

    Junmai Ginjo ‘Momokawa Silver’ 30ml

Daiginjo/Junmai Daiginjo

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

  • Pearls of Simplicity $14 / 26 / 78

    Junmai Daiginjo Konteki ‘Pearls of Simplicity’ 720ml

  • Soto $17 / 51 / 102

    Daiginjo Soto Junmai 720ml

  • The One Clocks $-- / -- / 51

    Daiginjo Joto ‘The One Clocks’ 300ml

Nigori/Specialty

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

  • Daimon $11 / 18 / 55

    ‘Road to Osaka’ 720ml

  • Tozai $13 / 25 / 75

    Tozai ‘Snow Maiden’ 720ml

  • Ginjo Tozai $11 / 21 / 63

    Ginjo Tozai ‘Well of Wisdom’ 720ml

  • Kikusui $-- / -- / 32

    Nigori Genshu Kikusui ‘Perfect Snow’ 187ml

  • Joto $15 / 25 / --

    Yuzu Sake Joto 1800ml

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 $35

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

Summer Selection:

BEER

By The Can, Bottle, or Pint

ON DRAFT

  • Lazy Bird Brown Ale $7

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

  • Pink Lemonade Sour Ale $6

    Pink Lemonade Sour Ale Hi-Wire Brewing Company [Asheville, NC] 4.2 % ABV

  • Lo-Pitch $6

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

  • Ginger Beer $9

    Ginger’s Revenge ‘Lavender Hibiscuas’ [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

  • Peachful Ale $7

    Highland Brewing [Asheville, NC] 5.2% ABV

  • North Flow $7

    Citrus Kolsch French Broad Brewing 'North Flow' [Asheville, NC] 5.3%

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

  • Sour Wicked Weed ‘Burst’ $6

    Sour Wicked Weed ‘Burst’ [Asheville, NC] 4.1% ABV

  • Sunny Little Thing $6

    Sunny Little Thing Wheat Beer Sierra Nevada Brewing [Asheville, NC] 5% ABV

  • Asahi $5

    Lager Asahi [Japan] 5% ABV

  • Haze IPA $7

    Haze IPA Highland Brewing ‘Rising Haze’ [Asheville, NC] 7.0% ABV

  • Orion $9

    Lager Orion ‘The Draft’ [Japan] 5.0% 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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