This tiny, eight-seat bar on the outskirts of Shibuya is a true original, which lends itself equally well to lazy lunches and evening boozing. Open from noon until 11pm, Los Barbados serves a diverse – and vegetarian-friendly – menu of African and Middle Eastern food, including falafel, cous cous, meze and brik (a Tunisian deep-fried pastry). The drink selection runs from draught Heineken and wine to a decent lineup of rums, accompanied by a soundtrack of Afrobeat, calypso and all points in between. You'd be hard pressed to find another bar in Shibuya that manages to do so many things so well – and especially not one this small.
|Venue name:||Los Barbados|
#104, 41-26 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku
|Opening hours:||12noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm / closed Sun|
|Transport:||Shibuya Station (Yamanote, Ginza, Hanzomon, Fukutoshin, Denentoshi, Tokyu Toyoko, Keio Inokashira lines), Hachiko exit|