Abuzo
Akebonobashi: Izakaya
Abuzo (Akebonobashi: Izakaya)
Abuzo
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

A cozy neighborhood izakaya, Abuzo specializes in charcoal-grilled beef, pork, chicken and ocean trout, with a decent sake list alongside. The white chicken livers, fresh every day, are a revelation, as is the grilled vegetable salad.

Many of the menu items - dried fish and shrimp, fresh vegetables - are simply grilled at your table, perhaps with a coating of olive oil that you brush on yourself. Budget around Y4000-5000 for ample food and drink (includes Y600 table charge).

Akebonobashi
Shinjuku-ku, Sumiyoshicho 8-20.
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