Among the ranks of craft-sake specialty pubs in Tokyo, Musshu (the name means "sake dream") stands out for its balance of cozy atmosphere, good food, and decent prices.
The eclectic food menu is creative and very seasonal, featuring premium meats like jidori (heirloom-breed chicken) and Iberico pork and lots of small-farm vegetables.
The attractive basement space includes a cozy counter area with tables off to one side, plus a number of private dining rooms. The sake list offers some forty varieties from small kura around the country, plus an assortment of plum, peach and yuzu liqueurs. Budget around Y5000-6000 for dinner and drinks.
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