Yakiton (grilled pork on skewers) is the specialty at this budget-friendly local izakaya, along with grilled seasonal vegetables, grilled chicken and drink-friendly side dishes. At Y100 per skewer it's hard to beat Shimonya's cost performance, and sake and other drinks are also quite reasonable. The downstairs fills up quickly during peak times but there's additional seating upstairs to handle the crowds.
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.