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

  • Edamame $7

    sea salt

  • Grilled Shishito Peppers $9

    carrot-ginger ponzu

  • Miso Soup $6

CRUNCHY + MUNCHY

Crispy, Fried, Goodness.

  • Crispy Rock Shrimp $16

    chili butter + gorgonzola

  • Beech Mushroom Tempura $18

    tokyo ranch + onion ash

  • Karaage Chicken $17

    kewpie mayo + kyoto-carolina BBQ

  • Hamachi $12

    Crispy Rice, Hamachi + wasabi

  • Tuna $12

    Crispy Rice, spicy Tuna

  • Salmon $12

    Crispy Rice, Salmon + citrus

RAW

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  • Sliced Hamachi* $18

    white ponzu, serrano peppers + herbs

  • Oysters* (6) $22

    sparkling sake mignonette

  • Salmon Sashimi $18

    wasabi soy broth + scallions

  • Tuna Sashimi $20

    yuzu sabayon + furikake

  • 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

  • Collard Green Caesar Salad $14

    parmesan + shichimi dressing

DUMPLINGS + BUNS

Melt In Your Mouth Good

  • Crispy Mushroom Bao $12

    black garlic aioli + yuzu pickle

  • Crispy Pork Bao $13

    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 $28

    yakiniku

  • Smoked Pastrami Short Rib $65

    toasted rye, fire roasted kimchi + yuzu pickles

  • Smoked Carolina Pork Shoulder $36

    toasted rye, fire roasted kimchi + yuzu pickles

STICKS + STUFF

Isn’t everything better on a stick?

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  • Wagyu* $19

    shiso chimichurri, yuzu kosho, wasabi + sea salt

  • Pork Belly $16

    fuji apple glaze, apple chow chow + scallions

  • Sea Bass $19

    brown butter ponzu, grilled lemon + sea salt

  • 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 $17

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

  • Spicy Pork $19

    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.

  • BBQ Baby Carrots $12

    Korean chili vinaigrette

  • Baby Bok Choy $10

    sesame-ginger dressing + charred lemon

  • Japanese Sweet Potato $12

    miso butter, brown sugar, parmesan + umami salt

  • Grilled Seasonal Mushrooms $14

    Miso grilled seasonal Mushrooms, lemon, ginger + chili

  • Collard Green with BBQ Pulled Pork $14

    bacon vinaigrette + crispy shallot

DESSERT

Who Can Resist Something Sweet?

  • 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 $14

    S’mores Tart, 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
  • 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

  • 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, dried pear, star anise, rosemary + Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic

  • The One Where the Beet Drops $12

    Tentaka 'Hawk in the Heavens' Junmai Sake, Ozeki Sake, beet, lemon & orange, house spiced apple cordial + earl grey

FUYU IN AVL

  • Monk’s Holiday $16

    Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Campari, house cranberry cordial, lemon, a dash of absinthe, egg white + Fever Tree club soda

  • Fox-Eyed Man $16

    Plantation Dark Rum, Averna Amaro, espresso cordial, chocolate & orange bitters + coffee foam

  • Left Hand Fig $15

    Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky, house lemon & fig cordial + French Broad River Brewery pilsner

  • My Sherry Amour $18

    Captain Applejack Brandy, Martel VS Cognac, Valdespino Amontillado Sherry, Punt e Mes + allspice dram

  • Tsukemono $15

    Lunazul Blanco Tequila, Salers Apertif, lemon, house yuzu pickle brine + Scrappy's Firewater Tincture

  • Short Ch.Ange $18

    Fords Gin, Chemist Chocolate & Orange Gin, Carpano Antica, Punt e Mes + Cynar

  • Hipster Toboggan $16

    Kombu & ginger infused Haku Vodka, 'Hawk in the Heavens' Junma Sake, dry vermouth + yuzu & peppermint tincture

  • Your Word Against Mine $16

    Goji Berry infused Roku Gin, Salers Apertif, R&W Orchard Apricot, yuzu + fino sherry rinse

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. Served as 1oz + 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

  • Dominga Mimosa Sour $8

    New Belgium Brewing Co. [Asheville, NC] 6% 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 ‘Red Rice Ale’ $16

    Belgian Style Strong Hitachino Nest 'Red Rice Ale' [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

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 whilst alkalizing your body's PH. 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

    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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