Bars and pubs, Izakaya Marunouchi

Takara offers welcome sanctuary in the echoing concrete of the International Forum’s basement. The food is reliable – standard modern izakaya fare, bolstered with a few Spanish-style tapas – but the main draw here is the brilliant selection of sake from throughout Japan, plus fine microbrewed ales and a better-than-expected wine list. The place also serves good set lunches.


Venue name: Takara
Address: Tokyo International Forum B1 Concourse, 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm (last orders 2pm), 5pm-11pm (10pm); Sat, Sun 11.30am-3.30pm (3pm), 5pm-10pm (9pm)
Transport: Tokyo Station (Yamanote, Marunouchi lines), Tokyo International Forum exit
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