Located in the trendy neighbourhood of Nakameguro, this café and bar is the perfect spot for those looking to indulge in Japanese-style curry and craft gin in a relaxed atmosphere. Despite its hipster vibe, the venue is inviting and welcoming, even to those unfamiliar with the scene.
Upon entering, the aroma of spices such as cumin, coriander and cardamom in the simmering pots on the stove greets you, and the deep house playlist can lift your spirits from maladies like winter blues and Sunday scaries. While one of the ¥990 curry rice plates is suitable for a full meal, you can also drop by for a refreshing gin and tonic and some hot bar snacks, like falafels or keema quesadillas filled with savoury minced meat and melted cheese.
As for drinks, there's a selection of roughly 100 types of gin, for which there is no menu. You can instead turn to owner Kyoshi Koyama, who prides himself on sourcing hard-to-come-by labels, for his latest recommendations. Alongside rare selections such as Kyoshi Koyama's Scottish Glaswegin, infused with botanicals like milk thistle, chamomile and pink pepper, or the perfume-inspired 44N gin, distilled on the French Riviera, you can also count on popular labels like Monkey Gin and Hendrick's Gin.