Nakano: Izakaya
Hikaru (Nakano: Izakaya)
Open 5pm-1am daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

A very informal drinking spot, Hikaru serves cheap beers and cocktails along with a small but focused selection of snacks to go with your booze - grilled fish, grilled vegetables, deep-fried heirloom-breed chicken and an intensely flavored beef-tripe stew (motsu nikomi). The nikomi stew is a standout, showcasing five different beef organ meats in a rich miso-based broth.

Budget around Y3000 for food and drink, including Y500 per person table charge.

Nakano-ku, Nakano 5-47-3.
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