There is an unlimited choice of watering holes around the city you can pop by after work, but few other bars can match the extensive selection of whiskies at Cabin, including rare bottles of Yamazaki 25 and Hibiki 12. This dining bar located a stone's throw from Nakameguro Station is the brainchild of the folks behind Cedros Daikanyama, who wanted to create a place where Tokyoites can unwind after work in a relaxing all-American environment. Though not quite speakeasy, bear in mind that Cabin is easily missable due to its inconspicous cabin-looking structure, hence the name.
The bar features over 40 unique whiskies and liquors which are displayed neatly behind the counter, including a rare bottle of Hibiki 12, which you won’t find in any other bar in Tokyo (really – these guys are one of the few people who got their hands on the last batch). The resident mixologist will whip up anything at your request, but you can’t leave without tasting their classic whisky cocktails. Order the Tokyo Side Car (¥1,600) with Yamazaki whisky, cointreau, lemon and orange, or the Green Tea Julep with Bourbon whiskey, mint, sugar and matcha powder for a refreshing hit. If you have a sweet tooth, we suggest going for the Cowboy (¥1,500) with Bourbon whiskey topped with cream and coconut oil.
Don't worry if you're not a whisky drinker because Cabin has various signature mojitos, cosmopolitans, martinis – you name it. If the blueberry mojito (¥1,700) and pineapple margarita (¥1,700) sound delicious, you should try the Pickledtini (¥1,600), made of gin and dry vermouth with pickles and dill. If you're after something meaty, try the Bloody Bacon (¥1,900), a mixture of vodka and high quality ‘Ookami no moto’ tomato juice with bacon, celery and lemon.
Come hungry, because you wouldn’t want to miss out on filling up on Cabin's meat dishes, including Homemade Extra Thick Steak Bacon (¥950), Original Buffalo Wings (¥1,500) and Black Truffle Fries (¥1,400), which stole our hearts. These freshly fried potatoes straight from Idaho are tossed in truffle oil and become dangerously addictive when dipped in the special black truffle mayo. We also recommend the Caramelised Liver Pate (¥1,600), which features a brûléed white chicken liver pate topped with pink peppercorns.
|Venue name:||Cabin Nakameguro|
Riverside Terrace 101, 1-10-23 Nakameguro, Meguro-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 7pm-2am (last orders for food 10pm) / closed Sun and hols|
|Transport:||Nakameguro Station (Hibiya, Tokyu Toyoko lines)|