Standout qualities: Parents can enjoy a craft cocktail while kids are absorbed in Japanese anime shown on a giant TV screen, décor including paper parasols suspended from the ceiling, and walls painted by a local graffiti artist.
What’s Unique: The large, raucous space offers many seating options, accommodating a variety of groups. The kids’ bento box comes with a bendable ninja figure, and enables junior foodies to get creative with selections while allowing picky tots to keep their plain white rice separate from their chicken.
Fun fact: Pronounced Ko-kesh-ee, the name derives from hand-painted Japanese dolls, following the trend of the owners’ first restaurant, Bambolina, which translates from Italian to baby doll.
41 Lafayette St., Salem, 978-594-4197, kokeshirestaurant.com
Flatbread Company, Amesbury
Fun fact: Amesbury was the first location in this pizza empire.
5 Market Square, Amesbury, 978-834-9800, flatbreadcompany.com