While we love the Korean barbecue joints, Thai restaurants and Middle-Eastern food markets of Okubo, this stylish but budget-friendly wine bar makes a nice change of pace. Wines by the glass are mostly priced at Y500 (a bit cheaper on average than other Vivo branches around town), and there are usually ten wines of the day to choose from, plus a few sherries.
The simple food menu features tasty pate de campagne, several different cheeses and various cured meats - a bargain at Y400 per plate. The dining area is comfortably furnished, and there's some pleasant outdoor seating on the little terrace facing a not-too-busy side street. Attached to a small boutique hotel, Vivo is open from 9am and serves coffee during the day.
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