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This section introduces wine-oriented restaurants and wine bars where the emphasis is on wine by the bottle rather than by the glass.

Please see the wine bar page for places with a number of wines by the glass.
This section introduces wine-oriented restaurants and wine bars where the emphasis is on wine by the bottle rather than by the glass.

Please see the wine bar page for places with a number of wines by the glass.
Zoogunzoo - Wine bar: Omotesando
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
The smart interior here is a very Tokyo-exotic mix of baked-mud walls, heavy wooden furniture, and organic-looking extra-terrestrial lighting fixtures like something from the set of "Alien". But...
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
UN Cafe - French: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
A casual cafe where you can drop in anytime for a drink, a sandwich, or a full-course meal. The menu is California-style French, with both European and Asian touches. There's also a...
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
W Omotesando The Cellar Grill - Grill: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30pm-midnight (LO) daily.
This lively basement restaurant offers a great selection of wines from around the world at close to wine-shop prices. In fact a small retail wine shop is set up at the entrance, stocking a lot of...
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Az Finom - Hungarian: Jingumae 2-chome
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Well-prepared Hungarian food and an excellent selection of around 40-50 Hungarian wines, mostly under Y10,000 and mostly served by the glass. The dining space has an old-fashioned European air about...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Arossa - Italian: Shibuya
Open 6pm-2am daily.
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.
Open 6pm-2am daily.
Fujiya Honten - Bar: Shibuya
Open 5-11pm. Closed Sundays.
This very popular after-work stand bar offers decent food and inexpensive wines. The atmosphere is lively and fun, although it can get rather smoky in the wintertime when the doors are closed.
Open 5-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Le Lion - Wine bar: Ebisu
Open noon-11:15pm (LO; -5:15pm Sun ). Open every day.
With its red leather upholstered seats and wood and brass fixtures, Le Lion offers a little slice of Lyon on the backstreets of Ebisu. Welcoming staff, covered terrace seating, and excellently...
Open noon-11:15pm (LO; -5:15pm Sun ). Open every day.
Le Petit Tonneau - French: Toranomon
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Very casual bistro-style fare and a good variety of wines from southern France - they import their own wines and many are available by the glass. The chef is Philippe Batton, formerly of Le Petit...
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Oregon Bar & Grill - Steak house: Shiodome
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Grilled seafood and steaks from Oregon. Charcoal-grilled dry-aged steaks start at Y3800; there's also a nice selection of Oregon wines.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Aux Amis des Vins - Wine bar: Ginza
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
The small, bistro-style ground-floor dining room serves a Y4,800 prix fixe dinner until 10pm (last order). There's also a second-floor wine bar with an a la carte snack menu. Saturday lunch starts...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
Vin Picoeur - Japanese: Ginza
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
"French barbecue" is the specialty here - basically kushiyaki with French names. Charcoal-grilled pork and chicken parts on skewers are served alongside excellent pate, foie gras, and pot-au-feu...
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Brasserie Aux Amis - French: Marunouchi
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Open every day.
Upmarket French wines and excellent country-style French cooking; chef Masashi Hadachi (formerly of Aux Bacchannales in Harajuku) is in charge of the kitchen. The bistrot-style setting is casual,...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Open every day.
Vin Picoeur Marunouchi - Japanese: Marunouchi
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
French-style Japanese kushiyaki (or is it the other way around?) - charcoal-grilled pork and other meats, with some French dishes like pot-au-feu. The French wine list is very large.
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Aux Amis Tokyo - Wine bar: Marunouchi
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
A souped-up branch of Aux Amis des Vins, one of Ginza's best French wine bars, with a high-octane view. Dinnertime set menus start at Y6300, lunches from Y1800.
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
Sant Pau - Spanish: Nihonbashi
Open noon-1:30, 6-9pm (LO) daily.
Serious Catalan cuisine in this fancy Tokyo branch of Chef Carme Ruscalleda's famous Barcelona restaurant. The tasting menu is Y21,000, and main dishes run around Y7000 each. (The lunchtime "quick...
Open noon-1:30, 6-9pm (LO) daily.
Tribes - African: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Formerly located in Kagurazaka, this small neighborhood bar serves a menu of African and African-inspired dishes like cous cous, peanut-chicken stew, and tasty boerewors sausage. Thrill seekers can...
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Tsuruya Vino - Wine bar: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
This tiny neighborhood wine bar has the unusual policy of letting you try before you buy - you can take a sip or two of whatever bottles are open before committing to their wine by the glass. The...
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
El Camino - Spanish: Iidabashi
Open 5:30pm-4am. Closed Sundays.
A tapas bar with Spanish wines.
Open 5:30pm-4am. Closed Sundays.
Le Petit Tonneau - French: Kudanshita
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Bistro-style food from Petit Bedon chef Philippe Batton (including perfect duck confit and world-class roast potatoes), plus an eye-opening selection of wines from southern France, with many choices...
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
T.Y. Harbor Brewery - Brewpub: Tennozu Isle
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Exciting, well-centered modern American cuisine - drawing on European and middle Eastern and Asian influences - from this bayside brewpub. The wine list is fantastic, with good values at every price...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Sympa - Wine bar: Ogikubo
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Wednesdays.
This wine-bar restaurant is run by the chef from the old Dominus wine bar (which used to occupy this space) along with a new sommelier.
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Wednesdays.
Teppen - Italian: Sangenjaya
Open 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
This friendly wine bar has a lively atmosphere and a neighborhood feel. Although interior is fairly large (and certainly bigger than it appears from the entrance), the counter setup with its display...
Open 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Trois - French: Sangenjaya
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Trois offers a good selection of reasonably priced wines from around the world, including many organic and biodynamic varieties. The food menu offers country-style French dishes like lamb chops and...
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Marzac 7 - Wine bar: Naka-Meguro
Open 6-11pm (LO; Fri-Sun -3am) daily.
Like the original Marzac in Aoyama, this stylish two-story cafe near the Meguro River serves up nicely prepared grilled-meat dishes and reasonably priced wines by the glass or bottle. The open...
Open 6-11pm (LO; Fri-Sun -3am) daily.
Zizi - Wine bar: Yokohama Sta.
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
A small Italian wine bar with pastas and other casual fare. There are usually around five or six wines by the glass along with a bottle selection starting at around Y4500. They also serve grappa. ...
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
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Updated 2017-04-25