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Bakuto is a Japanese Izakaya restaurant in the Village of Lindenhurst, NY.

Our lunch and dinner menus are comprised of traditional Izakaya fare featuring our own personal touch. Each dish is carefully crafted with fresh, local ingredients from well-known, respected purveyors.

Our bar program has been built from the ground up to pair perfectly with our dishes. We feature a selection of craft cocktails and mocktails, Sake, Shochu, beer, and Japanese Whisky.

Guests can expect a complete dining experience from start to finish. From the time you walk in the door, our helpful staff will guide you through our selections to ensure that your time with us is one you won’t forget!

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the concept

Traditionally, a Japanese Izakaya restaurant is a casual pub featuring small, shareable plates. Often referred to as a “Japanese drinking restaurant,” an Izakaya is the perfect place to meet friends and loved ones for a delicious meal after a long workday. 

At Bakuto, we have embraced the Izakaya concept as much as possible. Fans of this style of establishment will be pleased to find traditional menu items such as:

  • Ramen & Udon Noodles
  • Steamed Buns
  • Robatayaki
  • Katsu Sandos

Of course, we needed to add our own flare as well. When you dine in-house, you’ll hear our carefully crafted music playlist comprised of fun rock n’ roll and punk rock from the 1960’s onward.

the design

Our commitment to the traditional Izakaya experience doesn’t end with our food and drinks. We engaged with to develop a floor plan that fits with the style you would find at most Japanese Pubs. From the banquette seating to our open kitchen design, you can expect an authentic Japanese dining experience. Our gorgeous wallpaper was created by Matt Beckerich of Fountainhead Tattoo Shop. Matt generously took the time to understand our vision and his results were flawless.
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the community

We are honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the revitalization of The Village of Lindenhurst.

Since the day we arrived, the Village’s representatives and employees have gone above-and-beyond to help us make Bakuto a reality. From guiding us through all of the necessary permits and applications, to showing their support by coming in for dinner; we are humbled by their generosity. 

There’s a lot to be excited about in Lindenhurst, NY. Over the upcoming months and years, you can expect to see a variety of craft breweries, restaurants, cocktail bars, coffee & sweet shops as well as other entertainment for the entire family!

our team

Executive Chef

Zachary Rude

Zachary grew up in his parents restaurant, and has been a professional chef for 15 years. He has worked under multiple James Beard award winners from Manhattan to the North Fork. He also serves as the Executive chef and partner of the popular Verde Kitchen and Cocktails. He uses these experiences to craft an exciting Izakaya menu based on traditional Japanese dishes.

General Manager

Rachel Voges

Rachel started her restaurant career at the age of 13, working every position from hostess to general manager.  From Molly Malone’s to Tellers Steak House, the Lakehouse, to Verde she has had a hand in every type of service whether it be casual or formal. Her passion for food and hospitality led her to becoming a partner at Bakuto. 

Bar Manager

Patrick Capellini

Patrick brings his years of experience behind the bar to Bakuto to develop a bar program at a level that Long Island has yet to see. From carefully crafted cocktails to a wonderfully curated spirits list, Patrick has ensured a variety of unique options for our guests.