Sushi goes hand in hand with nihonshu, but it also pairs excellently with wine. Don’t believe us? Try eating at Sancha Monica, where you can order fresh sushi platters with a bottle of vino in a sleek dining space that could be mistaken for a modern bistro.
While the restaurant has an unconventional take on sushi dining, the dishes are far from gimmicky. The majority of the menu consists of simple nigiri featuring ikura, fatty tuna, conger eel and amberjack, as well as a few hot dishes like grilled miso-marinated cod and braised pork belly. You can order a la carte or opt for a pre-fixe course (from ¥7,000) that includes a two-hour free-flow of red, white or sparkling, as well as draft beer, umeshu (plum wine) and soft drinks.