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Located in the jumble of Shimokitazawa’s backstreets, this izakaya looks as traditional as they come, but serves up izakaya classics with a twist – think wholesome nikujaga (beef and potato stew) served with garlic bread, and a glorious ‘tofu cheese’ with honey.

If there’s space and you’re not with a large group, try to nab one of the counter seats for a prime view of the chefs in action, plus a whiff of the fragrant pot of oden bubbling away. Wash everything down with a glass of sake (ask for recommendations) or one of the shochu cocktails. Reservations advised on weekends.

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Address: Pinecrest Kitazawa 1F, 2-18-2 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku
Tokyo

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Opening hours: 5.30pm-12midnight (food last orders 11pm, drinks 11.30pm) daily
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