Lindenhurst, Long Island Restaurant
– Who We Are
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 at our restaurant in Long Island. 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!
Izakaya Japanese Restaurant – The
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 Japanese food in Lindenhurst, with menu items such as:
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.
Our commitment to the traditional Izakaya experience doesn’t end with our food and drinks. We developed 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 the vision for our traditional Japanese restaurant in Lindenhurst and his results were flawless.
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!
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 uses these experiences to craft an exciting Izakaya menu based on traditional Japanese dishes.
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.