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This guide covers the area along the Denentoshi line west of Shibuya, including Ikejiri-Ohashi, Sangenjaya, Yoga and Futago-Tamagawa.
This guide covers the area along the Denentoshi line west of Shibuya, including Ikejiri-Ohashi, Sangenjaya, Yoga and Futago-Tamagawa.
Bordering neighborhoods:

Ikejiri-Ohashi

Hana Shizuku - Izakaya: Ikejiri-Ohashi
Open 5pm-5am daily.
A friendly neighborhood hang-out with a selection of sake and a few Japanese microbrew beers, along with appetizing izakaya-style dishes.
Open 5pm-5am daily.
Tsukushi no Ko - Izakaya: Ikejiri-Ohashi
Open 5-11pm. Closed Sundays.
An astonishing selection of sake, with a full menu page of new, limited-edition arrivals every week. The food tends towards simple, country-style fare, and the atmosphere is very down-home - it's a...
Open 5-11pm. Closed Sundays.

Mishuku to Shimo-uma (north to south)

Globe - Cafe: Ikejiri-Ohashi
Open 11am-8pm daily.
A big, sprawling antique shop with a charming little cafe and dessert corner; the best seats seem to be out front, looking out onto the street.
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Sea Breeze - French: Ikejiri-Ohashi
Open 11:40am-1:40, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
A hole-in-the-wall French place on a tiny side street off Tamagawa-dori (turn left at the Sunkus store). The cramped coffeeshop tables and cable-radio French music could get annoying over the course...
Open 11:40am-1:40, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
La Boheme - Italian: Ikejiri-Ohashi
Open 11:30am-1:30am (LO) daily.
Inexpensive, competently prepared pastas and other dishes that are very popular with a young, local crowd.
Open 11:30am-1:30am (LO) daily.
Nozy Coffee - Coffee shop: Ikejiri-Ohashi
Open 11am-7pm daily.
Eight varieties of fresh-roasted, single-origin coffee beans are ready to take home, priced at Y700 and Y1000 per 100 grams (with discounts for larger orders). Attractive Bodum coffee-bean grinders...
Open 11am-7pm daily.
Fungo - Sandwiches/ deli: Ikejiri-Ohashi
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Not-quite Western-style sandwiches, soups, drinks. They deliver within the area (to 10pm).
Open 11am-midnight daily.

Sangenjaya

Pigalle - Beer bar: Sangenjaya
Open 4pm-1am (Sun 2-10pm). Closed Mondays.
Billing themselves as a European beer pub and bottle shop, this friendly neighborhood drinking spot offers six craft beers on tap and a lot more by the bottle, including US craft beers as well as...
Open 4pm-1am (Sun 2-10pm). Closed Mondays.
Cafe Obscura Laboratory - Coffee shop: Sangenjaya
Open 9am-8pm. Closed third Wednesday.
A mostly retail branch of the nearby Cafe Obscura, the "Laboratory" sells fresh-roasted coffee beans starting at Y600/100 grams. There's a small standing area for on-premises espresso sipping, along...
Open 9am-8pm. Closed third Wednesday.
Roiseau - Middle Eastern: Sangenjaya
Open 11:30am-midnight. Closed Sundays.
With just twelve seats Dar Roiseau may be the smallest Moroccan restaurant in town, but the kitchen manages to turn out an impressive variety of Middle Eastern dishes. There's also a nice selection...
Open 11:30am-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Hanamasa - Retail: Sangenjaya
Open 24 hours a day.
Relatively inexpensive meats and produce, 24 hours a day.
Open 24 hours a day.
Teppen - Italian: Sangenjaya
Open 6pm-4am (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 6pm-4am (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.
Akaoni - Izakaya: Sangenjaya
Open 5:30-11:30pm (LO) daily.
One of Tokyo's premier sake pubs, with around 100 varieties at any given time. You can order a sashimi platter ahead of time, when you make your reservation, to get a better selection of fish. No...
Open 5:30-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Borrachos - Tex-Mex: Sangenjaya
Open 11:30am-3, 5pm-2am (Fri, Sat -4am) daily.
One of the highlights at Tokyo's only Okinawan Mexican restaurant is the spareribs made from heirloom Okinawan pork, which you can order in advance when you make your reservations. The menu is...
Open 11:30am-3, 5pm-2am (Fri, Sat -4am) daily.
Guccina - Italian: Sangenjaya
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
A nice, cozy neighborhood spot with solid, occasionally creative cooking.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Cafe Obscura - Coffee shop: Sangenjaya
Open noon-11pm. Closed 3rd Wednesday.
Siphon coffee, both blend and single-origin, is the specialty at this stylish cafe, served along with a light food menu. They also run a nearby retail shop and bean-roasting facility called Cafe...
Open noon-11pm. Closed 3rd Wednesday.

Yoga

Izuchiku - Shojin-ryori: Yoga
Open 11am-7:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
The Tokyo branch of a famous temple restaurant in Kyoto, they specialize in teppatsu-ryori, a type of shojin-ryori (vegetable-centered temple cuisine). The tatami rooms look out onto a beautiful...
Open 11am-7:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.

Futago-Tamagawa

Toriyoshi - Yakitori: Futago-tamagawa
Open 4-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Spicy chicken wings, Nagoya-style miso nikomi and plenty more, all at low prices.
Open 4-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Cafe Muji - Cafe: Futago-tamagawa
Open 10am-8pm (LO) daily.
Inexpensive bakery and deli items and salads from the famous no-brand design store Mujirushi.
Open 10am-8pm (LO) daily.
Vanilla Beans - Japanese: Futago-tamagawa
Open 6:30pm-3am daily.
A casual bar/ cafe/ restaurant with a very varied but always appealing izakaya-style menu, with dishes like beef cheeks stewed in beer, Vietnamese spring rolls, and a lavishly constructed Salad...
Open 6:30pm-3am daily.
Le Maghreb - Middle Eastern: Futago-tamagawa
Open 5-11:30pm. Closed Mondays.
A casual cafe serving real Moroccan cuisine - lamb and dried fruit tajine, grilled snapper flavored with garlic, and spicy meat kebabs. Prix-fixe dinner is Y3900. Open till 2am Fri/Sat; lunch...
Open 5-11:30pm. Closed Mondays.
Giang's - Vietnamese: Futago-tamagawa
Open 5-10:30pm. Closed Mondays.
A gem of a restaurant, with authentic food and good prices. There's also a good stock of Vietnamese beer and French wines. The shop is run by a Vietnamese family, and the chef used to teach...
Open 5-10:30pm. Closed Mondays.
Bleue Blanche - Italian: Futago-tamagawa
Open 5pm-5am. Open every day.
Fairly decent Italian fare (pastas, grilled fish, antipasti) served in small portions. Drinks are on the expensive side.
Open 5pm-5am. Open every day.
Din Tai Fung - Dim sum: Futago-tamagawa
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Fantastic, authentic Taiwanese-style dumplings; including the hot-broth-filled shoronpo dumplings for which they're most famous.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Hirata Bokujo - Tonkatsu: Futago-tamagawa
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
The gourmet tonkatsu here is made from tasty premium hybrid pork from a small farm in Yamagata. Katsu sets are priced Y1400-2500, and full-course pork shabu-shabu dinners are Y4500-5500.
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Midori-zushi - Sushi: Futago-tamagawa
Open 11am-9pm daily.
High-quality sushi at very fair prices.
Open 11am-9pm daily.
To The Herbs - Italian: Futago-tamagawa
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Tasty, sometimes unusual pizzas and well-constructed pastas at this budget Italian cafe chain. Open all afternoon.
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Futago-tamagawa
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Gourmet Hawaiian-style burgers and mahi-mahi sandwiches, plus Kona microbrew beers.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Rigoletto Spice Market - Italian: Futago-tamagawa
Open 11am-4am daily.
Reliable food, reasonably priced wines, late-night hours and glitzy decor are the draws at this suburban venture from the Rigoletto group. The food menu features pastas, pizzas, and small tapas...
Open 11am-4am daily.
Hasegawa Saketen - Liquor shop: Futago-tamagawa
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Located inside the Tokyu Foodshow food hall, this specialty liquor shop offers an excellent selection of craft sake as well as beautifully designed servingware. Individual small glasses and...
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Tokio Plage Lunatic - Italian: Futago-tamagawa
Open 11:45am-11pm daily.
When the weather is nice you can enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine up on the rooftop, looking out over the Tama River. There are also barbecue facilities (reserve with the staff), and a charmingly...
Open 11:45am-11pm daily.

Tama Plaza

To The Herbs - Italian: Tama Plaza
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Tasty, sometimes unusual pizzas and well-constructed pastas at this budget Italian cafe chain. Open all afternoon.
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Ippudo - Ramen: Tama Plaza
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
A branch of the famous Hakata ramen chain, featuring thin, slightly chewy noodles in a pork-based broth ("red" or "white"), with or without extra chashu. You can add your own freshly grated garlic.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Vinos Yamazaki - Liquor shop: Tama Plaza
Open 10am-9pm daily.
It's easy to stop in for a quick glass of wine at this retail shop's six-seat tasting counter; it's located just above the train station. Prices start at Y200 (for a small tasting size), and the...
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Katsukura Aoba-ku - Tonkatsu: Tama Plaza
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
One of the best of the tonkatsu chains, Kyoto-based Katsukura offers nice side dishes like yuba (tofu-skin) croquettes and excellent Kyoto-style pickles. And they're open all afternoon if you need a...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Dexee Diner - Cafe: Tama Plaza
Open 10am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
A pleasantly appointed suburban branch of the popular Shibuya cafe, Dexee serves creative original dishes such as fried salmon sushi rolls and steak jambalaya along with premium burgers and a good...
Open 10am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Monsoon Cafe - World cuisine: Tama Plaza
Open 11am-3am (LO) daily.
Eclectic Asian cuisine, a lively atmosphere and late-night hours, from the Global Dining Group (Zest, La Boheme).
Open 11am-3am (LO) daily.
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Updated 2016-09-30