Akita Pure Rice Sake Bar
Yaesu: Yakitori
Akita Pure Rice Sake Bar (Yaesu: Yakitori)
Akita Pure Rice Sake Bar
Open 11am-10pm (LO; Sat, Sun -9pm) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

Craft sake from Akita Prefecture is the specialty at this comfortable counter bar, which stands at the front of a chicken specialty restaurant called Honke Abeya. You can just drop by for a quick glass of sake or two, or you can order some skewers of yakitori or even a full chicken-based meal to accompany your drinks.

The drinks selection here is quite impressive, with limited-edition seasonal specials and "prototype" bottles from many of Akita's small craft sake breweries. More than three dozen varieties are generally available on any given day, mostly priced from Y580-880 per glass, although a few items cost a bit more. There's also a variety of kikizake tasting sets (including a seven-glass flight for Y1600) and all-you-can-drink deals.

The chicken here is an heirloom cross-breed called hinai-jidori, prepared as yakitori, oyakodon and - for the daring - several types of chicken sashimi. Budget around Y2000-3000 in the evening for some skewers and drinks. This shop is located in the second-floor Kitamachi Dining complex at the north end of the Yaesu side of Tokyo Station, above the Kitchen Street and Kurobei Yokocho dining complexes.

Chiyoda-ku, Marunouchi 1-9-1, Kitamachi Dining (2F).
scۂ̓1-9-1 Kitamachi Dining (2F)

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Venue listing from Bento.com5 Star Rating: highly recommended