Kengyo is part-bottle-shop, part-standing- bar, which stocks over 150 types of boutique sake from across Japan. It’s a bright, light- filled, welcoming space, with large windows overlooking Ginza’s backstreets.
Sake can be bought by the 90ml glass from just ¥500. Otherwise, get a tasting flight of three kinds of daiginjo (the A-list sake) or seasonal sake for ¥1,000 yen (all 60ml pours). And if you find something you like, you can purchase the entire bottle to go.
The snack selection, on the other hand, is a playful take on traditional tachinomi (standing bar) offerings, like cans of braised fish and stewed motsu (innards), as well as Japan bar favourites like potato salad, tsukemono (pickles), hiyayakko (cold dressed tofu), edamame and smoked cheese. Kengyo is located just five minutes from Ginza’s main Chuo-dori shopping street, making it the perfect spot to swing by between department stores.
|Venue name:||Ginza Kengyo Sake Cellar|
3-8-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 12noon-10pm (last orders 9.30pm), Sat, Sun & hols 10am-6pm (5.30pm)|