A mere $14.95. That’s what you’ll pay for the most expensive item on the Inyo Asian Variety Restaurant menu. And that’s for galbi barbecue ribs.
Until now, the menu has been super secret, only available to diners. Try the kushi skewers for up to $5.95 for Wagyu beef. Order crab or oxtail fried rice for $6.95 each. Go with carpaccios, tartares or tatakis in big eye tuna, Atlantic salmon or Wagyu beef for less than $10. Even the Inyo chicken wings, twice fried until extra crispy with your choice of sauce — Japanese tebasaki, Thai chile nam pla or Korean gochugaru — goes for $13.95 for 12 pieces.
The tapas-style restaurant that serves Japanese, Thai, Korean and Chinese fare opened on Jan. 1, but until owner Peter Chen gets a liquor license, guests can bring their own drinks with no corkage fee.
Also of note the hours changed, and for the time being, Inyo won’t serve lunch. Instead, it opens Tuesdays through Sundays at 5 p.m. and closes at 1 a.m., or 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays to catch the food and beverage crowds.
Below, the entire menu from executive chef Gregg Fortunato.