Ikiba
Harajuku: Bar
Ikiba (Harajuku: Bar)
Ikiba
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Sun: Open Sundays
decor: Notable decor

An experimental venture from the trendy folks who run the Aoyama Farmers Market, this cafe-bar complex has several distinct zones - two separate bars, lots of outdoor seating in the yard, a tiny treehouse-style space up front, and a second-floor library and small exhibition room where cigars and pipes are on display.

The food menu features artfully constructed small izakaya-style dishes and snacks to nibble on, plus curry rice and original onigiri rice balls. In addition to the usual cocktails and beer, six types of Kikusui sake from Niigata are on offer, including the sweet, richly flavored Setsugoro Genrokushu, which is made from a 300-year-old recipe.

Harajuku
Shibuya-ku, Jingumae 3-21-17.
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