Nishi-Ogikubo: Izakaya
Phone: 03-3247-7077
Open 4pm-12:30am (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

This lively neighborhood drinking spot is a branch of the long-established Fujintei izakaya a few blocks away, and the spacious, comfortable second floor is the place to be. The menu is disarmingly eclectic - Taiwanese sausage, charcoal-grilled prawns, shashlik kebabs made from premium Yamagata pork - and everything we've tried has been first-rate. The sake list is small but serviceable - this is the kind of place where you find a label you like and stick with it, rather than exploring different breweries.

Venue location
Suginami-ku, Nishi-Ogi-Minami 3-14-12.