SAKE PUB INDEX
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Sake Dining Experiences
by John Gauntner
Enjoy great sake with great food!
(03-3791-5495) Ikejiri Ohashi. Cheap, homey, small
, warm, pleasant and tastey. Comfort food rather than elegance, amazingly cheap sake. 3-1-11Higashiyama, Meguro-ku.
SASAGIN (03-5454-3715; see story) in Yoyogi-Uehara has excellent food and great sake at prices that bring you back. Open 5pm to 11:30pm, on
Saturday from 5pm to 11pm. Closed Sunday and Holidays. Moderate Prices. Address 1-32-15 Yoyogi-Uehara.
(03-3410-9918) in Sangenjaya has huge sake selection, always with new stuff coming in. Awesome sashimi. Open 5:30pm to 11:30pm. Closed Sundays and Holidays. Relatively expensive
. Address Sangenjaya 2-15-3
TAKARA (03-5223-9888) Located on the B1 level of
the Tokyo Forum at Yurakucho Station. Very interesting tapas-influenced food menu, and a wide range of unique sake. Open 5pm to 11:30pm. Closed Sunday and Holidays. Moderate Prices.
SAKANATEI (03-3780-1313) in Shibuya is a small, cozy and popular place. Make reservations. Large selection of sake. Food is creative and fresh and
displayed in bowls on the counter. Open 5:30pm to 11pm. Closed Sunday. Moderate Prices. Address 2-23-15 Dogenzaka.
(03-3263-3642) in Kojimachi (above Exit 3) has a stylish modern Japanese interior. Wonderful, creative food, and wide selection of sake. Young crowd. Open 6pm-2am. Lunch 11:30am to
3:30pm. Closed Sat Sun and Holidays. Expensive. Address 3-4 Kojimachi.
KONAKARA (03-5394-2340) near JR Otsuka Station
is a bit out of the way, but the food, sake and beer are outstanding. Small shop run by young husband and wife team. Fresh, seasonal dishes. Open 6pm
to 11:30pm. Closed Wednesday. Moderate Prices. Address 1-14-7 Kita Otsuka.
SHUNJU (03-3770-0019) in Shibuya is a large place,
divided into several areas with distinct atmospheres. Try to get a low table on the 2nd floor. Wonderful, unique food and sake menu, lots of fresh
vegetables, fish and tofu. English menu. Open 6pm to 11:30pm. Moderate to Expensive. Address 2-32-12 Dogenzaka.
(03-3208-9772) in Kabukicho specializes in whale and great sake, with nice izakaya atmosphere and fair prices. Open 5pm to 10pm. Closed Sunday and Holidays. Address Kabukicho 1-17-12.
SASASHU (03-3971-9363) in Ikebukuro is upscale and beautifully traditional. Not cheap, but nice. Good food and sake. Address Ikebukuro 2-2-2.
This is only the tip of the iceberg. New sake pubs are popping up all the time, and old ones are being rediscovered. One or two
favorite watering and feeding holes are all you need, though, to educate –and satiate. But come back and visit us often. We will
continue to expand and update this section of esake.com, adding more cities throughout Japan and worldwide in the process.