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Restaurant review

Restaurant review
At Izakaya Zero in Huntington Beach, chef Takashi Abe’s new restaurant, sake and beer are offered to accompany the updated Japanese pub-style fare. (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
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The Zero sushi roll at Izakaya Zero in Huntington Beach is shrimp tempura, asparagus and avocado wrapped with seared albacore. (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
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Izakaya Zero’s filet mignon cube steak – “Koro Koro.” (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
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Manager/bartender Eric Tabon pours sake at Izakaya Zero restaurant in Huntington Beach, where diners can order unfiltered and premium sakes by the glass or bottle. (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
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Chef Takashi Abe with partners Ted and David Lee have turned the former Red Pearl Kitchen space into Izakaya Zero, a small, lively small-plates restaurant with smart contemporary design and a follow-your-whim menu. (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
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