The latest Japanese food trend to hit Seoul is kappo, a traditional and sophisticated cuisine that is lighter than kaiseki and more formal than izakaya. They bring out the natural tastes of the ingredients, mainly fish and vegetables, through minimal cooking. Naturally, the freshness of the ingredients is paramount. Kappoaki is responsible for bringing back the Japanese dining trend to Apgujeong (opening a second location in Cheongdam not far after). Their diverse menu ranges from suhi and sashimi to chekene (a kind of meatball) and akemono (a fried dish).