Ningyocho: Izakaya
Nikuzushi (Ningyocho: Izakaya)
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

Like a charcuterie plate or a mixed barbecue platter, an assortment of meat sushi is a great way to enjoy a variety of meaty morsels in one sitting. Nikuzushi offers a surprisingly diverse range to choose from, with options like roast beef, Iberico pork, sukiyaki-style beef, smoked chicken, roast duck, foie gras and much more.

Although most of the meat served here is cooked, there are a number of raw and lightly seared items like horsemeat and beef tataki. The kitchen also turns out reliable side dishes like tempura and pickled vegetables, so you can put together a well-balanced izakaya-style meal.

As far as drinks go, there's a decent regular sake list supplemented by a few seasonal specials, although you will need to consult with the sake sommelier (who's also the head chef) for the latter. They also serve shochu, beer, fruit liqueurs and cocktails.

The ground-floor counter is a good choice for solo diners, but the upstairs dining room will be more comfortable for groups. Budget around Y4,000-5,000 for ample food and drink. There's no lunch service on weekends.

Chuo-ku, Nihonbashi Ningyocho 3-4-13.

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