Some thirty varieties of craft sake are served by the glass in this cozy basement izakaya, accompanied by a menu of creative, sake-friendly small dishes. Sake is served in 90ml and 144ml portions (5-shaku and 8-shaku in traditional sake measuring units), so it's easy and economical to assemble your own tasting flights. The list balances popular labels with lesser-known kura, and a broad range of styles and regions represented.
The food menu is explicitly geared towards sake drinking, with a whole menu section of chinmi (exotic sake nibbles). The five-part smoked-foods plate is highly recommended, as is the roast Iberico pork and the fantastic cucumber with miso-mayonaise-wasabi dip. Budget around Y3000-4000 for dinner and drinks.
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