Offbeat drink-friendly fare seems to be the specialty at this unpretentious basement drinking spot, with dishes like Hakata-style grilled chicken skin, truffle-infused gyoza dumplings, raw-horsemeat dishes, spicy noodles and a Mentaiko of the Day. Everything we've tried here has been solid - our gyoza were properly crunchy and flavorful, the "Grown-up Potato Salad" was suitably hefty, and the yuzu-infused mentaiko was spicy and well-balanced. The grilled chicken skin wasn't as crisp as some versions we've had, but it was meatier than average and very satisfying.
The drinks list features a good assortment of "sharikin" cocktails - alcoholic slushies made from fruit sherbets and ice-cold shochu. Note that the dining room acoustics are on the lively side, so the setting may be more conducive to drinking-party fun rather than quiet conversation, depending on how full it gets. Budget around Y2,500-3,000 for food and drink (including Y290 cover charge).