Shibuya: Sake bar
Nagi (Shibuya: Sake bar)
Open 5-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
no smoking: No smoking

This lively sake-specialty standing bar offers an excellent selection of limited-edition brews from top-ranked craft breweries. Sake is served in small tasting-size glasses that allow you to explore a number of different varieties in one visit should you wish, and prices are quite reasonable.

The food menu is also very good, covering everything from first-rate pickled turnips and nanohana (rapeseed) to scrumptious pork belly and well-marbled grilled beef.

Unfortunately it all makes us wish we could sit down and enjoy a regular meal here, rather than standing around a tiny, overflowing table while being jostled by incoming customers and buffeted by winds coming in through the makeshift doorway.

Nonetheless, Nagi can serve as a good first stop on a Shibuya sake crawl, or a convivial spot for a quick drink and snack on your way home. Budget around Y2000 for a few drinks and snacks, all of them top quality.

Shibuya-ku, Dogenzaka 2-20-7.

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