Perennial power Raku could win this category every year, but sometimes it’s just too busy. Instead of waiting, skip Chinatown and head to an equally impressive robata scene at Kyara. Their izakaya options are the perfect foil for your night of drinking—an essential key to successful late-night dining. Not done drinking yet? Then dive into shochus and sakes, or just order an Orion. Kanpai! 6555 S. Jones Blvd. #120, 434-8856. Daily, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Mon-Fri, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.