Bars and pubs, Izakaya Otsuka
4 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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Don’t let yourself be put off by the humble location (a converted second-floor apartment, right above a Mos Burger) – this gem of an izakaya boasts 10 domestic craft beers on tap, along with a selection of some of the most massive oysters you’ll ever see, sourced directly from fishermen across Japan. The brews are provided by top names like TY Harbor, Fujizakura Heights and Wakayama’s Nagisa, while the sake menu includes a whopping 150 choices. We have to mention the service, which manages to combine nonchalance, friendliness and a deep knowledge of both the beer and the seafood. Note that as ordering only sake is frowned upon, prepare to down at least one glass of beer during the night.



Address: Yoshimatsu Bldg. 2F, 2-27-1 Kita-Otsuka, Toshima-ku

Transport: Otsuka Station (Yamanote line); Otsuka-Ekimae Station (Toden Arakawa line)
Opening hours: 6pm-1am (Sun & holidays 3pm-11pm) / closed Mon (Tue if Mon is a holiday)
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