Ethical
Shimo-Kitazawa: Asian fusion
Ethical (Shimo-Kitazawa: Asian fusion)
Ethical
Open 6pm-1am daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

Exotic, ethnic-themed cafes in Japan have their own special charm, and Ethical Cafe is a fine example of the genre. The decor is fashioned after a tropical resort, with rattan sofas, chairs and tables and a cabana-style thatched-roof bar. The food is an entertaining mix of vacation destination-inspired dishes like Keema Curry Nachos and Ethnic Spicy Edamame. The World Beer menu features lagers from many lands, and there are ethnic trinkets for sale in the shop up front.

Service here is friendly, and the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. Crunchy spring rolls, Thai chicken steaks and other vaguely Southeast Asian dishes are reasonably tasty if judged on their own merits. House wines start at just Y2000 per bottle, a budget-conscious alternative to the beer list. The cafe stays open very late (to 3am) on Friday and Saturday nights, and is open from 11:30am on weekends.

Shimo-Kitazawa
Setagaya-ku, Kitazawa 2-11-2, Patio Shimo-Kitazawa Bldg 3F.
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