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This guide covers restaurants located along the JR line west of Shinjuku, between Higashi-Nakano and Nishi-Ogikubo. Okubo is covered in a separate guide. Kichijoji is covered in a separate guide.
This guide covers restaurants located along the JR line west of Shinjuku, between Higashi-Nakano and Nishi-Ogikubo. Okubo is covered in a separate guide. Kichijoji is covered in a separate guide.
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Higashi-Nakano

Ringodo - Ramen: Higashi-Nakano
Open 11am-3, 5-9pm. Closed Sundays.
Excellent miso ramen.
Open 11am-3, 5-9pm. Closed Sundays.
Pao - Middle Eastern: Higashi-Nakano
Open 6pm-midnight (LO 10:45). Closed Mondays.
We love it when restaurants improve with age, and the food at Pao has gotten noticeably better over time. It was always a fun destination - you sit on thick carpets at tiny tables while listening to...
Open 6pm-midnight (LO 10:45). Closed Mondays.
Le Jardin Gaulois - Retail: Higashi-Nakano
Open 8am-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Marvel at the huge selection of authentic French terrines, quiches, tarts and cakes to take out. From the management of Brin de Muguet restaurant in Ogikubo.
Open 8am-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Pizzeria Ciro - Italian: Higashi-Nakano
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The pizza makers here trained in Naples, and they use a wood-burning pizza oven. Some thirty varieties of fantastic thin-crusted pizzas are ready to eat in or take out.
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Omasa-komasa - Izakaya: Higashi-Nakano
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
The extensive sake collection here includes a good range of Juyondai, including some rare bottles. The master is quite exacting in his recommendations, so be prepared to be quizzed about your tastes...
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Pole Pole Za Space Cafe - Cafe: Higashi-Nakano
Open 11:30am-11pm (-6pm Sun). Closed Mondays.
The very artsy cafe includes a gallery space in back where you can catch the latest exhibit while enjoying coffee or cocktails; there's also window seating up front, a few outdoor tables, and a movie...
Open 11:30am-11pm (-6pm Sun). Closed Mondays.
Machidaya - Liquor shop: Higashi-Nakano
Open 10am-6:30pm. Closed Tuesdays.
This rather serious liquor store carries lots of limited-edition premium sakes from around the country, including a big selection of premium one-cup sake. They also handle shochu and awamori.
Open 10am-6:30pm. Closed Tuesdays.

Nakano

Minami Indo Dining - Indian: Nakano
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-11pm. Closed Mondays.
Very good, authentic south Indian cuisine - the nan and tandoori items are especially good. Lunch starts at around Y800, with a curry-and-tandoori thali platter for Y1150. Budget around Y2000 for...
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-11pm. Closed Mondays.
Zinc - Belgian rest/beer bar: Nakano
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Formerly a Belgian beer specialty bar, Zinc (pronounced "zanc") now offers US and Japanese craft beers as well, although prices for draft beer tend to be higher than average. They also serve simple...
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Kyle's Good Finds - Bakery: Nakano
Open 10am-6pm. Closed Sundays.
Cakes, pies, cookies and muffins made by New York baker Kyle Sexton.
Open 10am-6pm. Closed Sundays.
Good Morning Cafe - Cafe: Nakano
Open 8am-11:30pm daily.
A lively branch of the Osaka-spawned cafe chain, Good Morning Cafe Nakano draws a crowd of Meiji University students and other Nakano denizens with its salt-butter caramel waffles (from 8am),...
Open 8am-11:30pm daily.
Trico Curry - Curry: Nakano
Open 11:30am-3, 6-9pm (LO) daily.
Multi-vegetable curries are the specialty of the house here, each featuring more than a dozen seasonal vegetables.
Open 11:30am-3, 6-9pm (LO) daily.
Il Fornello - Italian: Nakano
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Splendid cooking by a great Italian chef. Lunch Y1000-1800; dinner Y3500 and Y5000.
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Hikaru - Izakaya: Nakano
Open 5pm-1am daily.
A very informal drinking spot, Hikaru serves cheap beers and cocktails along with a small but focused selection of snacks to go with your booze - grilled fish, grilled vegetables, deep-fried...
Open 5pm-1am daily.
Kohrinbo - Chinese: Nakano
Open 11:30am-3:30, 5-8pm. Closed Sundays.
This is the kind of vegetarian Chinese that specializes in crafty "imitation meat" dishes alongside the more recognizable tofu and vegetable items. The results are quite tasty and varied in flavor -...
Open 11:30am-3:30, 5-8pm. Closed Sundays.
Zingaro - Cafe: Nakano
Open 11am-9pm (Fri, Sat -11pm) daily.
Located in the midst the manga, anime and toy stores of Nakano Broadway, Bar Zingaro is a project of well-known pop artist Takashi Murakami. The cafe-bar opened in early 2014 along with four...
Open 11am-9pm (Fri, Sat -11pm) daily.
Akiyoshi - Yakitori: Nakano
Open 5-11pm daily.
It's not fancy, but with its reliable food and very reasonable prices, this small yakitori chain offers good value for money.
Open 5-11pm daily.
Vow's Bar - Bar: Nakano
Open 7:30pm-4am. Closed Sundays.
The building may look like it's falling apart, but the bar itself is quite cozy and comfortable. It's run by a Buddhist monk, and he sometimes puts on CDs of Buddhist chanting as background music.
Open 7:30pm-4am. Closed Sundays.
Aoba - Ramen: Nakano
Open 10am-7pm. Closed Thursdays.
The ramen at this popular shop comes with big slabs of chashu that taste almost like ham.
Open 10am-7pm. Closed Thursdays.
Jidoriya - Japanese regional: Nakano
Open 4pm-12:30am (Sat, Sun 12-) daily.
Hakata cuisine - traditional cooking from Fukuoka in northern Kyushu - is the specialty of this rather boisterous izakaya in Nakano's bar zone. Besides serving excellent food, Jidoriya offers a...
Open 4pm-12:30am (Sat, Sun 12-) daily.
Okajoki - Robatayaki: Nakano
Open 11:30am-1, 4-9:20pm (LO) daily.
Excellent grilled fish and meat cooked over an open hearth, robata-style. There's also sashimi and plenty of standard izakaya fare. The charmingly rustic two-story building is reminiscent of a...
Open 11:30am-1, 4-9:20pm (LO) daily.
Tsukada Nojo - Japanese regional: Nakano
Open 5pm-midnight (LO) daily.
First-rate Miyazaki chicken dishes, regional Kyushu fare and local shochu brands are the specialties at this reasonably priced, unpretentious Miyazaki-based izakaya chain. Budget around Y3000-4000...
Open 5pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Neko no Kanzume - Cat cafe: Nakano
Open noon-8pm (Sat, Sun 11am-8). Closed Wed, 1st and 3rd Thu.
A relatively small neighborhood establishment, "Can of Cats" is noteworthy for their very playful cats, and human staff who go out of their way to keep them entertained with a full complement of cat...
Open noon-8pm (Sat, Sun 11am-8). Closed Wed, 1st and 3rd Thu.
Yamituki Curry - Curry: Nakano
Open 11:30am-12:30am daily.
The original Japanese curries here incorporate umami-rich coconut milk, ripe tomatoes and cheese as well as fresh seasonal vegetables. Some popular options (from Y730) are oysters and spinach with...
Open 11:30am-12:30am daily.
Ringer Hut Nakano Sun Mall - Japanese regional: Nakano
Open 10am-3am (Sun -1am) daily.
This budget chain serves two kinds of Nagasaki-style noodles - sara-udon (crisp fried ramen noodles topped with vegetables, pork and seafood in a thick sauce), and Nagasaki champon (similar to the...
Open 10am-3am (Sun -1am) daily.
Pasta Kitchen - Yoshoku: Nakano
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Open since 1999, this pleasantly decorated basement shop serves several dozen variations of Japanese-style spaghetti - permutations of ingredients like tarako (cod roe), mentaiko (spicy cod roe), sea...
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Navel - Wine bar: Nakano
Open 5pm-4am daily.
Despite the close quarters, Navel is a relaxing place to enjoy a couple of drinks and a bite to eat. Around ten wines are available by the glass (Y300-), and selections change daily.
Open 5pm-4am daily.
Vivo Daily Stand - Wine bar: Nakano
Open 5pm-3am daily.
A very casual local (non-standing) bar with reasonably priced wines. Most food items are priced at Y400 and come in tiny, bite-size portions.
Open 5pm-3am daily.
Saikoro - Ramen: Nakano
Open 11am-1:30am (LO; Sun -11pm) daily.
The north side of Nakano is famed for Nakano Broadway, a center of otaku culture and interesting traditional restaurants. But on the often ignored south side, there is a wonderful ramen shop worth a...
Open 11am-1:30am (LO; Sun -11pm) daily.
Carthago - Middle Eastern: Nakano
Open 6-10pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Terrific Turkish, Tunisian, and Lebanese specialties, great music, and a very comfortable atmosphere. The wine list covers the Mediterranean from Spain to Algeria to Morocco, with some nice Spanish...
Open 6-10pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Il Primo - Italian: Nakano
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Authentic Italian fare prepared by an Italian-trained chef
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Mugs - Cafe: Nakano
Open noon-11pm. Closed Mondays.
Mugs Cafe is the joint venture of three young designers, and the decor is a fusion of fifties cool and Asian lounge. The pan-Asian menu lists unusual items such as bahn mi Vietnamese sandwiches...
Open noon-11pm. Closed Mondays.

Koenji

JAC - Ramen: Koenji
Open 11:30am-3, 6pm-midnight. Closed Sun eve, Mon.
Tokushima, a major city on Japan's smallest major island of Shikoku, is home to one of the most famous local styles of ramen. The signature points are a heavy, porky soup flavored with soy sauce and...
Open 11:30am-3, 6pm-midnight. Closed Sun eve, Mon.
El Pato - American: Koenji
Open noon-3:30, 6:30pm-2am. Closed Mon, some Tue.
Burgers are the main draw at this popular bar-restaurant; they also serve tacos and small tapas-style dishes. Shiga Kogen IPA is usually available on tap.
Open noon-3:30, 6:30pm-2am. Closed Mon, some Tue.
Craft Beer Market Koenji - Beer bar: Koenji
Open 5-11:30pm daily.
Known for their good food, lively atmosphere and reasonably priced craft brews, the Craft Beer Market chain has been growing quickly, and this fifth branch is their first foray into a residential...
Open 5-11:30pm daily.
Cafe Baron - Bird cafe: Koenji
Open 11am-6pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Baron is a very laid-back cafe where you can hang out with stunning resident owls and capricious lizards while you enjoy very good coffee, tea and snacks. There's a hands-off policy here - no...
Open 11am-6pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Queen of Chickens - Italian: Koenji
Open 5-11:30pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Great roast chicken at just Y1880 a bird, plus a decent selection of budget wines (from Y2700) draw the crowds at this Shimbashi-based shop. There's a hefty Y680 per person table charge, but that...
Open 5-11:30pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Tsukada Nojo - Japanese regional: Koenji
Open 5pm-midnight (LO; Sat 2am) daily.
First-rate Miyazaki chicken dishes, regional Kyushu fare and local shochu brands are the specialties at this reasonably priced, unpretentious Miyazaki-based izakaya chain. Budget around Y3000-4000...
Open 5pm-midnight (LO; Sat 2am) daily.
Dachibin - Okinawan: Koenji
Open 5pm-5am daily.
A large, lively izakaya that occasionally hosts performances of Okinawan musicians. There's a long counter and big tatami mat area - both usually packed. The staff wear Okinawan costumes, there's...
Open 5pm-5am daily.
Cafe Apartment - Cafe: Koenji
Open 3-11:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Make yourself comfortable at Koenji's Cafe Apartment, where you are given a pair of slippers at the door. The floor plan is that of a 1DK apartment, strikingly similar to the domiciles of many...
Open 3-11:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Himonoya - Izakaya: Koenji
Open 4pm-3am daily.
Part of a popular izakaya chain, Himonoya specializes in himono (grilled dried fish), with a big menu of different varieties from around Japan. There's also plenty of good regional sake. Budget...
Open 4pm-3am daily.
Tabushi - Ramen: Koenji
Open 11:30am-1am daily.
Spicy (but not crazy-spicy) Chinese-style tantanmen noodles in a thick, pork-filled soup are the specialty at this small shop. They also serve good gyoza dumplings as a side dish.
Open 11:30am-1am daily.
Fatz's - Burgers: Koenji
Open noon-3, 6-10pm (Sun noon-6pm). Closed Mondays, 3rd Tuesday.
Run by an experienced American burger chef, this friendly neighborhood shop custom assembles all its hamburgers according to your instructions. A basic, single 120-gram beef patty on a bun with cole...
Open noon-3, 6-10pm (Sun noon-6pm). Closed Mondays, 3rd Tuesday.
Whale - Middle Eastern: Koenji
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Well-selected and reasonably priced craft beers and wines are complemented by simple Middle Eastern fare (tajines, dips, falafel) at this tiny drinking spot. Located next to a sister shop called...
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Gyuhachi - Izakaya: Koenji
Open 4pm-midnight daily.
Located under the JR railroad tracks, this very casual drinking spot serves great charcoal-grilled beef on skewers, including a variety of organ meats. Surrounded by similarly inexpensive and...
Open 4pm-midnight daily.
Mugendo Asian Mama - World cuisine: Koenji
Open 6pm-midnight (Sat, Sun 5pm-). Closed Wednesdays.
A trendy bar/restaurant run by Mugendo, a cute ethnic trinket shop. The food is Vietnamese, Indian, Thai and Okinawan; the music and decor are similarly eclectic. Small dishes start at around Y500.
Open 6pm-midnight (Sat, Sun 5pm-). Closed Wednesdays.
Khana - Nepalese: Koenji
Open 11am-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Nepalese, Tibetan and Indian dishes at cheap prices, with lunch and dinner "sets" starting at Y750. Lunch served to 4pm.
Open 11am-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Myondon Norimaki - Korean: Koenji
Open 11am-3am daily.
With its overhead backlit menus and unpretentious furnishings, this late-night joint looks like a cross between a fast-food stand and a Chinese noodle shop. The unusual specialty of the house is...
Open 11am-3am daily.
Kushibeh - Yakitori: Koenji
Open 5-11:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
The entryway is plastered with sake labels (usually a good sign), and the sake selection is from all over Japan, with well-chosen seasonal brews that change every month. The yakitori is outstanding,...
Open 5-11:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Here We Are Marble - Cafe: Koenji
Open noon-midnight. Closed Mondays.
The interior of this cute and friendly cafe skillfully combines wood and metal, but marble is strangely absent. Chill out to wispy indie folk pop with a cup of tea and some spiced yogurt (Y500) or...
Open noon-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Coffee Amp - Coffee shop: Koenji
Open noon-9pm. Closed Wednesdays.
This coffee roastery sells beans from Y790/200g, and also has a cafe section with espresso beverages, drip coffees and pastries.
Open noon-9pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Planet 3rd - Cafe: Koenji
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Planet 3rd is a pocket of urban cool off the beaten track in Koenji. The spacious interior is well designed, the atmosphere open and friendly. Check your email at one of the free computer terminals...
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Honohono Cafe - Cafe: Koenji
Open 11:30am-11pm. Closed Tuesdays.
This comfortable neighborhood cafe serves a casual menu of ethnic dishes from around the world (spicy chicken spring rolls, gizzard confit), and provides customers with free WiFi.
Open 11:30am-11pm. Closed Tuesdays.

Asagaya

Stone - Bar: Asagaya
Open 6pm-2am daily.
A half-dozen beers from San Diego's Stone and other craft brewers are served on tap here, at prices ranging from Y980-Y1300 per pint. There's also a well-stocked retail shop with some fifty...
Open 6pm-2am daily.
Phrik Khii Nuu - Thai: Asagaya
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
A small neighborhood joint (it would be hard to find if you didn't stumble across it) with about a dozen seats and proper Thailand-style Thai food. They serve good curries and some unusual regional...
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
La Sucree - French: Asagaya
Open 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Thursdays.
A small, budget French restaurant for the neighborhood; lunch is Y1500.
Open 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Thursdays.

Ogikubo

Akiyoshi - Yakitori: Ogikubo
Open 5-11:30pm (Sundays 10). Closed Mondays.
It's not fancy, but with its reliable food and very reasonable prices, this small yakitori chain offers good value for money.
Open 5-11:30pm (Sundays 10). Closed Mondays.
Turquoise - Beer bar: Ogikubo
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Four Japanese microbrews are served on tap here at the tiny Craft Beer Stand Turquoise, which has five seats and standing room for another half-dozen or so. If you're hungry, the specialty of the...
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Sekkomon - Dim sum: Ogikubo
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Above-average budget Chinese in a spiffed-up dining room; the specialties are dim sum (including soup-filled shoronpo dumplings), Chinese desserts (featuring their home-made sweet tofu), and noodles,...
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Tsunahachi - Tempura: Ogikubo
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Fresh, not-too-expensive tempura in a pleasant department-store setting from this Shinjuku-based chain.
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Harukiya - Ramen: Ogikubo
Open 11am-9:30pm daily.
This long-running shop (founded in Showa 24) serves classic Tokyo-style ramen in a shoyu soup that's made with dried sardines. The wonton-men is especially recommended.
Open 11am-9:30pm daily.
Honmura An - Soba: Ogikubo
Open 11am-8:30pm. Closed Tuesdays, 3rd Monday.
First-class soba -- they also had a very popular branch in New York City's Soho neighborhood.
Open 11am-8:30pm. Closed Tuesdays, 3rd Monday.
Brin de Muguet - French: Ogikubo
Open 11:30am-2 (LO), 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Traditional French cuisine at friendly prices, although they have some upmarket wines if you're in the mood to splurge.
Open 11:30am-2 (LO), 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
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.
Tomato - Yoshoku: Ogikubo
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-9pm. Closed Tuesdays, 3rd Monday.
This small neighborhood yoshoku-ya serves "European stews and English curries." Curry sauces are built on a fond de veau base and incorporate some 36 different spices, all on display on the shop's...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-9pm. Closed Tuesdays, 3rd Monday.
Maru - Izakaya: Ogikubo
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Gyumotsu nikomi (beef tripe stew) is the specialty here, and they also serve a decent selection of sake.
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Tansaibo - Izakaya: Ogikubo
Open 11:30am-1:45, 5:30pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Standard izakaya fare, but prepared very well.
Open 11:30am-1:45, 5:30pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Toko 'n Toko - Italian: Ogikubo
Open 5:30-10:30pm. Closed Sunday, Monday.
Mr. Toko prepares excellent pizzas and other Italian fare, as well as surprising items like paella and guacamole. The smallish dining room has around four tables and a tiny counter.
Open 5:30-10:30pm. Closed Sunday, Monday.

Nishi-Ogikubo

Copo do Dio - Brazilian: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 3-11:30pm (LO). Closed Wed, 1st+3rd Tue.
Hidden among the quiet streets north of Nishi Ogikubo station lies Copo do Dia, a tiny cafe that also functions as an informal Brazilian cultural center. The space, with its heavy wooden tables and...
Open 3-11:30pm (LO). Closed Wed, 1st+3rd Tue.
Yebisu (Nishi-Ogi north) - Yakitori: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 4pm-midnight daily.
Good, reliable yakitori and Yebisu beer. If they're full, check their branch(es) on the south side of the station.
Open 4pm-midnight daily.
Mu-hung - Singaporean: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 11am-9:30pm. Closed Tuesdays.
A comfortable smoke-free cafe that serves good Singapore-style chicken rice, although unfortunately they only serve it with fragrant jasmine rice on the 10th, 20th and 30th of each month; you get...
Open 11am-9:30pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Turquoise - Beer bar: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 5pm-midnight (LO). Closed Mondays.
Craft beer fans will find a few brews of interest at this lively neighborhood spot. Punk IPA is often found on tap (priced at Y900 a pint) along with a couple of guest taps, plus a smattering of...
Open 5pm-midnight (LO). Closed Mondays.
Masa - Yakitori: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 5:30pm-midnight. Closed some Mondays.
While you can find interesting and unusual sake choices at this old-school yakitori shop, the operation feels a bit disorganized - several of our choices were out of stock or almost finished, and it...
Open 5:30pm-midnight. Closed some Mondays.
Riddim - Cafe: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 11:30am-2am (4am Fri,Sat) daily.
A bohemian-style cafe with music and food from Southeast Asia and the rest of the world. The menu at lunchtime is mostly Vietnamese, but there's a wider selection in the evening, including pastas.
Open 11:30am-2am (4am Fri,Sat) daily.
Village Vanguard - Burgers: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 11:30am-midnight (Fri, Sat -2am) daily.
American-style diner burgers are the mainstay here, with lots of original recipes and seasonal variations like camembert-pepper and basil-mozzarella burgers. They also serve chicken- and fish-based...
Open 11:30am-midnight (Fri, Sat -2am) daily.
Yebisu (Nishi-Ogi south) - Yakitori: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 4-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Good, reliable yakitori and Yebisu beer. This extremely popular neighbhorhood spot occupies four storefronts along this narrow alleyway, as well as a branch just north of the station.
Open 4-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
El Quixico - Mexican: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 6pm-2am (LO). Closed Mondays, third Tues.
Splendid food, with generous portions. The decor is on the casual side, featuring exotic musical instruments and burlap bags, and tables are spaced widely enough to provide a little privacy. ...
Open 6pm-2am (LO). Closed Mondays, third Tues.
Papapapa Pine - Ramen: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 11am-11pm (Sun -8pm) daily.
At first, pineapple ramen sounds strange, maybe even downright awful. But imagine some other things that have been matched with pineapples. Pineapple and a sweet terriyaki sauce make a great burger...
Open 11am-11pm (Sun -8pm) daily.
Spoon - Curry: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 11:30am-3:30, 6:30-11pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
This highly rated Japanese curry shop specializes in hearty "French curry" - some thirteen variations, all prepared with European-style fond de veau stock and a mix of Indian spices.
Open 11:30am-3:30, 6:30-11pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Moss Core Coffee - Coffee shop: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 9am-7pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Well-prepared single-origin coffees are served at this friendly neighborhood spot, with your choice of two different coffees of the day. Espresso is Y350, cafe latte is Y450, and blueberry muffins...
Open 9am-7pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Sasaratei - Izakaya: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 4pm-12:30am (LO) daily.
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...
Open 4pm-12:30am (LO) daily.
Fujintei - Izakaya: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 5:30pm-midnight (LO) daily.
An old-fashioned drinking spot with eclectic food and varied sake at reasonable prices.
Open 5:30pm-midnight (LO) daily.
(Listings are continued in the Kichijoji guide.)
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