Our 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 $12

    salt + black shichimi pepper

  • Edamame $6

    sea salt

  • Grilled Shishito Peppers $8

    carrot-ginger ponzu

- available after 5pm (see below)
  • Miso Soup $4

CRUNCHY + MUNCHY

Crispy, Fried, Goodness.

  • Crispy Rock Shrimp $12

    chili butter + gorgonzola

  • Beech Mushroom Tempura $14

    tokyo ranch + onion ash | A portion of this dish is donated to Beloved Asheville

  • Karaage Chicken $13

    kewpie mayo + kyoto-carolina BBQ

RAW

Can’t Think Of Anything Clever

  • Sliced Hamachi* $15

    white ponzu, serrano peppers + herbs

  • Tuna Tartare* $15

    yuzu sabayon + crispy chicken skin

- available after 5pm (see below)
  • Wagyu Tataki* $16

    house kimchee, yuzu kosho + savory soy

- available after 5pm (see below)
  • Oysters* (6) $18

    sparkling sake mignonette

- available after 5pm (see below)
  • Salmon $15

    wasabi soy broth + scallions

FRESH + LIGHT

Balance is the key to every great meal

  • Iceberg Wedge $9

    sesame dressing, nashi pear + nori

  • Shrimp $14

    wasabi cocktail sauce

  • King Crab $MP

    wasabi mayo + charred lemon

  • Chilled Crab Salad $MP

    butter lettuce + tokyo ranch

- available after 5pm (see below)
  • Collard Green $12

    caesar salad, parmesan + shichimi dressing

DUMPLINGS + BUNS

Melt In Your Mouth Good

  • Grilled Shitake Bao $10

    mitsuba aioli

  • Crispy Softshell Crab Bao $16

    wasabi mayo + charred lemon

  • Crispy Pork Bao $11

    smoked chili aioli

  • Vegetable Gyoza $10

    sweet potato, carrot + shitake

- available after 5pm (see below)
  • Pork + Shitake Mushroom Gyoza $12

    black pepper ponzu

SHARING IS CARING

Enough for the whole party

  • Crispy Baby Back Ribs $18

    yakiniku

  • Grilled Wagyu Hanger Steak* $32

    shiso chimichurri

STICKS + STUFF

Isn’t everything better on a stick?

  • Wagyu* $16

    shiso chimichurri, yuzu kosho, wasabi + sea salt

  • Striped Bass $14

    brown butter ponzu, grilled lemon + sea salt

- available after 5pm (see below)
  • Pork Belly $12

    fuji apple glaze, apple chow chow + scallions

  • Chicken Thigh $12

    tare, scallions + shichimi

  • Unagi $14

    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 $10

    miso butter, brown sugar, parmesan + umami salt

  • Shitake Mushroom $8

    mitsuba aioli + yuzu salt

  • Grilled Local Pumpkin $8

    bacon-maple-miso + crispy shallots

  • BBQ Baby Carrots $10

    smoked tofu + Korean chili vinaigrette

DESSERT

Who Can Resist Something Sweet?

  • Black Sesame Mochi $10

    ‘High Climate’ black sesame mochi, matcha powder, ‘Sunshine Sammies’ vanilla ice cream + miso caramel

  • Ukiah Ice Cream Sandwich $10

    house baked sesame cookies + ‘Sunshine Sammies’ caramel ice cream

COCKTAILS

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

  • UKIAH Oldie $13

    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

  • She’s So Shiso $14

    Shiso-infused Roku Gin, Campari, Berto Sweet Vermouth + orange bitters

  • Just Beet It $12

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

  • Falling For You $11

    Bushido ‘Way of the Warrior’ Ginjo Genshu, lemon, apple butter + bubbles

  • Pumpkin Up the Jam $13

    Laird’s Apple Brandy, Don Q Cristal, Rumchata, pumpkin spice + angostura bitters

  • The Last Kotoba $14

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

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

  • Nautilus $42

    Sauvignon Blanc Nautilus [Marlborough, NZ] ’20

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

  • Perlada $12 / 16 / 42

    Rose Sparkling Perlada [Catalonia,ES] ‘NV

  • Veuve Clicquot $85

    Champagne Veuve Clicquot [Reims, FR] ‘NV

ROSE

  • Domaine Houchart $12 / 18 / 42

    Rose Domaine Houchart [Provence, FR] ’20

  • Fleur de Mer ‘Magnum’ $92

    Rose Fleur de Mer ‘Magnum’ [Provence, FR] ’19

Natural + Orange

  • Natural Wine $14 / 20 / 54

    Malbec Syrah Blend Tikal ‘Natural Wine’ [Mendoza, ARG] ’17

  • 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

  • Hibiki Harmony $16/32
  • Nikka Coffey Grain $13/26
  • Nikka From The Barrel $16/32
  • Nikka Pure Malt $13/26
  • Hatozaki $8/16
  • Suntory Toki $7/14
  • Tenjaku $11/22
  • Yamato Cask Strength $18/36

BEER

By The Can, Bottle, or Pint

ON DRAFT

  • Noble Cider $6

    Cider Noble Cider Company [Asheville, NC] 4.7ABV

  • AVL IPA $6

    IPA Highland Brewing [Asheville, NC] 6.5% ABV

  • Lo-Pitch $5

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

  • Torched $7

    Pilsner Foothills [Winston Salem, NC] %ABV

  • Hi-Wire Gose $5

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

CANS & BOTTLES

  • Asahi $9

    Lager Asahi [Japanese] 5% ABV

  • Pale Ale $5

    Pale Ale Sierra Nevada Brewing [Asheville, NC] 5.6% ABV

  • Appalachia $6

    Session IPA Wicked Weed [Asheville, NC] 4.1% ABV

  • Old North $5

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

  • Fruit Smash Berry Blast $5

    Hard Seltzer New Belgium Brewing [Asheville, NC] 4.7% ABV

NON-ALCOHOLIC COCKTAILS

Featuring Mertails Cocktails

  • Ramune $4

    Strawberry flavored Japanese soda

  • Apple Bottom Jeans $6

    Apple Butter, Lemon + sparkling water

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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