More than just a friendly little diner, Calabash serves as the focus for Tokyo’s small francophone West African community. Proprietor Eddie Harouna Dabo hails from Mali, but his menu spans virtually the whole continent (as does his drinks cabinet). There’s live music on three to four nights every week – think everything from kora (a 21-string lute-bridge-harp) playing and Congolese rumba to belly dancing.
Hamamatsucho Bldg B1, 2-10-1 Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku
|Opening hours:||11.30am-2pm Tue-Sat, 5.30pm-11pm (last orders 10pm) Mon-Sat / closed Sun & hols|
|Transport:||Hamamatsucho Station (Yamanote line), exit S5; Daimon Station (Asakusa, Oedo lines), exit B2|