CoCo Craft
Ichigaya: Dim sum
CoCo Craft (Ichigaya: Dim sum)
CoCo Craft
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
no smoking: No smoking

Chinese dim sum is served with a small selection of Japanese craft beers at this casual cafe, open since February 2016. Eight varieties of steamed and fried dumplings are on offer, along with nine small dishes, all quite reasonably priced. The four or five craft beers on rotating tap include breweries like Coedo, Fujizakura and Baird, with pints going for Y800-870.

The fried gyoza dumplings here were especially good, nicely spiced and well textured, the skins chewy on top and crisply charred on the bottom. The casings of our steamed shrimp dumplings were somewhat more sticky and glutinous than the ideal, but they tasted wonderful, and our sliced roast pork and onions with spicy dressing was just about perfect.

Best of all are the prices - dumpling plates start at Y300 and small dishes at Y290. Weekday lunch set menus are priced at Y900 (with no lunch on Saturdays). The dining room is fairly small and the shop is popular with local neighborhood customers, so reservations might be a good idea.

Ichigaya
Chiyoda-ku, Kudan-Minami 4-6-5.
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