Kagurazaka: Izakaya
Kamozo (Kagurazaka: Izakaya)
Open 5-11:30pm daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

This down-to-earth izakaya is a nice spot to explore a huge and varied sake list, including an ever-changing roster of seasonal monthly specials. The food menu is reliable, showcasing seasonal ingredients in simple dishes that support rather than overshadow your sake-drinking experience.

The sashimi platter of the day is, as always, an easy place to start your meal, and you can also your sashimi a la carte. We had some nice sea urchin and some excellent chicken sashimi, both of which match up well with a wide range of sake.

Stewed bamboo shoots were a welcome seasonal delicacy, very tender and full of fresh springtime flavor. Grilled pork marinated in shiokoji was properly fatty but restrained, and the pickles were first-rate.

The setting is comfortable and unpretentious, with a bit of an "under-the-tracks" ambience thanks to the unusual arched ceiling. The staff are helpful with sake recommendations, and the sake menu descriptions are fairly detailed (although only in Japanese). Budget around Y4000-5000 for ample food and drink. Kamozo is a sister shop of the well-known Nozaki izakaya in Shimbashi.

Shinjuku-ku, Iwatocho 1, M's Kagurazaka 2F.
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Venue listing from Bento.com5 Star Rating: highly recommended