Shimbashi: Izakaya
Kohju (Shimbashi: Izakaya)
Open 5:30-11:30pm. Closed weekends.

Good food and an excellent selection of hard-to-find premium sakes make this hidden-away basement spot worth looking for. The ceiling is plastered with sake labels, and customers include serious sake connoisseurs as well as the usual after-work Shimbashi crowd.

Minato-ku, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-2-17, B1F.
東京都港区東新橋1-2-17 下島ビルB1
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