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Dominating the Nishi-Azabu crossing like a feudal Japanese castle, Gonpachi was supposedly an inspiration for the film Kill Bill. Sit at rustic wooden tables or in private booths and sup on simple country-style cooking, such as yakitori, grilled pork or soba. The waiters dress in folksy happi coats and traditional festival music plays over the speakers. The separate third-floor sushi restaurant is more sophisticated, in both atmosphere and food, and has an open-air terrace. When George W Bush was in town, this is where then-Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi took him.
1-13-11 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku
|Transport:||Roppongi Station (Hibiya, Oedo lines), exit 1|
|Opening hours:||11.30am-3.30am daily|