Shibuya: Italian
Arossa (Shibuya: Italian)
Open 6pm-2am daily.
late: Open late
Sun: Open Sundays

One of Tokyo's first Australian-only wine bars, with one of the largest selections of rare and expensive wines from that country. The food is mainly Italian, and consistently good.

Tucked away in a back street beyond Bunkamura, Arossa is in the reincarnation of the old Rocks 125, one of Tokyo's first Australian-only wine bars. The regular wine list is extensive and reasonably priced; plus there's an impressive reserve list for those extra-special occasions. Several choices are available by the glass at any given time, with by-the-glass prices 20% cheaper after 10pm.

The excellent food menu is basically Italian - simple grilled dishes, pastas, and seafood items - all consistently well prepared. Some favorites include the grilled lamb chops (Y1800) and the kangaroo steak in wine sauce (Y1800), but be sure to check out the daily chalkboard specials.

The pace of service at dinnertime can be leisurely, but this is a great place for a late-night snack over a bottle of wine. Y500 service charge.

by Robb Satterwhite
Shibuya-ku, Shoto 1-26-22.
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