Yotsuya 3-chome: Czech
Dasenka (Yotsuya 3-chome: Czech)
Open 6pm-midnight (Sat, Sun 5-11pm). Closed Tuesdays.
Sun: Open Sundays
no smoking: No smoking

Dasenka is a cozy, charmingly quirky basement restaurant that serves excellent Czech and Eastern European fare. You can feast on stick-to-your-ribs dishes like Moravsky Brabec (slightly fatty Moravian-style roast pork), Bigos (Polish "Hunter's Stew"), Bramborak potato pancakes, and Smazeny Kvetak (cheese-stuffed cauliflower fritters) - all of them highly recommended. Pickled mushrooms, pickled beets and sauerkraut complement the meatier dishes and provide a nice acidic balance.

The extensive drinks menu includes Pilsner Urquell on tap and other Czech beers by the bottle along with an impressive selection of herbal liqueurs. The wine list is quite diverse, with numerous Eastern European wines and reasonable prices.

The homey dining room has space for 22 customers (including seven at the counter), and it's dominated by an entire wall of bookshelves as well as collections of Czech knick-knacks and exotic liquor bottles. Budget around Y4000-5000 for a very filling meal with drinks.

Yotsuya 3-chome
Shinjuku-ku, Funamachi 5-25, TSI Funamachi Bldg B1F.
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