If you're looking for a budget izakaya with decent food and sake amid the overpriced eateries of Shiodome, Sandiya is worth checking out. More than twenty different craft sake, from labels like Tedorigawa and Sugata, are served here along with down-to-earth izakaya fare like tatsuta-fried chicken, cheese tempura and yakisoba. Budget around Y2500-3000 at dinnertime.
This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.