The open kitchen in this bustling, wood-clad izakaya produces a good range of seafood and side dishes – the charcoal-grilled fish and chicken are notable. Not only is there a fine selection of sake and shochu, but the place can also provide a list in English. There’s even a (cramped) no-smoking section.
Kamiya Bldg 2F, 6-77 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku
|Opening hours:||4pm-11.30pm (Sat, Sun & hols until 11pm)|
|Transport:||Kagurazaka Station (Tozai line), Kagurazaka exit; Ushigome-Kagurazaka Station (Oedo line), exit A3|
Great authentic izakaya off the kagurazaka center. Quintessential izakaya experience for both seasoned travelers and intrepid newcomers. Delish food and variety of etoh.
Side note: We come here every year in August. There's a very nice Sri Lankan waiter also speaks English and Japanese. He's great