Sangenjaya: Izakaya
Akaoni (Sangenjaya: Izakaya)
Open 5:30pm-12:30am (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays
no smoking: No smoking

Formerly a sake specialty bar, Akaoni is more of a general-purpose izakaya these days, although they still offer around a dozen sake from around the country. The diverse menu of snacks is very good, with lots of unusual and creative small dishes.

Setagaya-ku, Sangenjaya 2-15-3.
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