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Top Ten
Asagaya
Awajicho
Daikanyama
Gaienmae
Hachioji
Higashi Jujo
Hiro
Iidabashi
Ikebukuro
Ikejiri Ohashi
Kamiyacho
Kannai
Kojimachi
Monzen Nakacho
Nakano
Nishi Ogikubo
Nogizaka
Ochanomizu
Otsuka
Roppongi
Sangenjaya
Shibuya
Shimbashi
Shinjuku
Shin Ochanomizu
Shinsen
Tamachi
Tokyo Station
Toranomon
Ueno Hirokoji
Yoyogi-Uehara
Yurakucho
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Mizuki Mushu
03-5537-1897
6-7-6 Ginza Rappe B
(on Nishi Go-gangai)
Mushu has a funky interior, a very
interesting food menu, and a wide
range of unique sake. Top Ten.
Open 4 to 11:30pm.
Closed Sunday and Holidays.
Below Average to Moderate.Kura
03-5474-0445
3-2-3 Minami Aoyama
Decent selection of good sakes to
taste and explore, although focus of
place is “creative food from all
countries.”
Open 5pm to 2am.
Closed Sunday and Holidays.
Moderate Prices.Sake no Ikesu
0462-42-1508
3-10-6 Meijin-cho
Worth the trip thanks to its great
food, sake, and ambience. Take
north exit at station.
Open 5 to 11pm.
Closed Sunday and Holidays.
Expensive.Arakawa
03-3912-1430
3-3-1 Higashi Jujo
JR Keihin Tohoku Line
Some fine sake selections that go
well with the pub’s mainstay –
top-rate tempura; highly polished
place; manager very friendly; ask for
his advice.
Open 5 to 9pm.
Lunch 11:30am to 2pm.
Closed Wednesday
Expensive.Bincho
03-5474-0755
3-10-5 Roppongi
Excellent yakitori served with fine
sake in a dark and woody interior.
Best bet is to buy the 3,500 yen
course, both filling and tasty. Ask
or point for your sake.
Open 6 to 12pm
Expensive.Kuri
03-3497-0881
Motoazabu 2-11-1
Near Hiro and Roppongi stations,
directly across the street from
Sakaya Kurihara in Moto-Azabu. It’s
tiny, seating perhaps a dozen, but
offers upwards of 100 sakes, much
of it very special  and unique. There
is an all-English version of the sake
menu, too. The fare is mostly small
curiously flavored snacks from
around Japan chosen to
compliment the sake.
Open 6 to 10:30pm
Closed Sunday and Holidays.
ExpensiveMokichi
03-3267-5307
35 Yokoderamachi
Recommended for a night of good,
hearty inaka (countryside) food and
the sake to go with it. Fun but not
serene atmosphere. Come in a
sociable mood.
Open 4:30 to 11:30pm.
Closed Sunday and Holidays.
Moderate Prices.Kagaribi
03-3986-4318
3-22-10 Nishi Ikebukuro
Good selection of sake and decent
food, mostly delicious stewed stuff
with a homemade touch.
Open 5 to 12pm.
Closed Sunday.
Moderate Prices.Miharukoma
03-3971-0888
3-29-11 Nishi Ikebukuro
Excellent slection of sake, with wall
board listing most popular 20. Large
menu supplemented by seasonal
selections.
Open 5 to 11pm
Very Expensive.Sasashu
03-3971-9363
2-2-2 Ikebukuro
Warm and friendly atmosphere for
groups of 4-6 people. Excellent
grilled food and some wonderful
sake selections. Upscale and
beautifully traditional. Not cheap,
but nice. Among Top Ten.
Open 5 to 10pm.
Closed Sunday and Holidays.
Expensive.Tonerian
03-3985-0254
1-38-9 Nishi Ikebukuro
Plenty of good sake, while the food
is nearly always seasonal
specialities. The more rustic 1st
floor fills up fast, so get here early
to get a seat downstairs.
Open 4 to 12pm.
Moderate Prices.Yorozuya Matsukaze
03-3986-1047
1-24-5 Nishi Ikebukuro
Dark and rustic. Offers about 25
sakes. Theme of place is folklore of
the Hida Takayama region of Gifu
Prefecture. Food matches the
atmosphere and the sake.
Open 5 to 11pm.
Closed Sunday and Holidays.
Moderate Prices.Kazuya
03-3424-9446
3-22-4 Ikejiri
About 80 fine sake selections, plus
excellent yakitori dinners.  Ask staff
for sake recommendations.
Open 5pm to 2am.
Closed Tuesday.
Moderate Prices.Tomohiro
045-261-0078
Higashi-michi, Fukutomi-cho
38 Chuo-ku
Excellent sake menu with special
focus on sake from Niigata
Prefecture. Fresh food and
excellent sashimi. Friendly master.
Open 5pm to 2am.
Closed Sunday and Holidays.
Expensive.Japontei
03-3263-3642
3-4 Kojimachi
Appealing atmosphere. Good
selection of sake and mostly
Japanese food, with lots of fish.
Among Top Ten.
Open 6pm to 2am.
Lunch 11:30am to 3:30pm.
Closed Saturday Sunday and
Holidays.
Expensive.Moderate Prices.Yakitori Masa
03-3395-9667
3-31-10 Nishi Ogi Kita
Famous and lively. Serves tasty
yakitori. There is sake to fill all
budgets, but there is no sake
menu, so you must know what you
want or point to it on the shelf.
Open 5:30 to 12pm.
Closed Wednesday.
Expensive.Sakebayashi Hanna
03-3405-9888
1-25-2 Minami Aoyama
Quiet, friendly, and relaxed place 10
minutes from Roppongi crossing.
All junmaishu 1,500 yen per
decanter, ginjoshu 1000  yen per
glass. All dishes 500 yen.
Open 6 to 11pm.
Closed Saturday Sunday
and Holidays.
Inexpensive.Kushigoma
03-3917-6657
2-32-25 Kita Ikebukuro
Small, popular, with extremely
creative food and wonderful fish.
Good sake selections. Make
reservations well in advance.
Open 6 to 12pm
Closed Sunday.
Expensive.Konakara
03-5394-2340
1-14-7 Kita-Otsuka, Toshima-ku
Five minutes from JR
Otsuka-station
Although a bit out of the way and a
bit quiet, the food, sake and beer
are outstanding at this small shop
run by a young husband and wife
team. Fresh, seasonal dishes and
sake both change  with regularity.
Small counter and two tables only.Foods Bar
03-3423-8140
3-24-20 Nishi Azabu
A woody interior with about 15
carefully selected sakes from
around Japan, and good food.
Open 6pm to 2am.
Closed Sunday.
Moderate Prices.Kuri
03-3497-0881
Motoazabu 2-11-1
Near Hiro and Roppongi stations,
directly across the street from
Sakaya Kurihara in Moto-Azabu. It’s
tiny, seating perhaps a dozen, but
offers upwards of 100 sakes, much
of it very special  and unique. There
is an all-English version of the sake
menu, too. The fare is mostly small
curiously flavored snacks from
around Japan chosen to
compliment the sake.
Open 6 to 10:30pm
Closed Sunday and Holidays
Expensive

Akaoni
03-3410-9918
2-15-3 Sangenjaya
More than 100 sake selections at
fair to expensive prices. Friendly
staff and good food. Reservations
recommended, as is  their sashimi
moriawase. Not excessively priced,
but not cheap. Among Top Ten.
Open 5:30 to 11:30pm.
Closed Sunday and Holidays.
Expensive.

Jizake
03-3496-5295
2-19-3 Dogenzaka
About 50 sake selections. Food
mostly fish, nabe, and other small
dishes to complement the sake.
Open 5pm to 3am.
Closed Sunday and Holidays.
Moderate Prices.

Sakanatei
03-3780-1313
2-23-15 Dogenzaka
Small, cozy and popular. Make
reservations. Large selection of
sake, while food is creative and
fresh and displayed in bowls on the
counter. Among Top Ten.
Open 5:30 to 11pm.
Closed Sunday.
Moderate Prices.

Shunju
03-3770-0019
2-32-12 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku
Located five minutes from Shibuya
Station, up Dogenzaka. Large,
divided into several areas with
distinctly different  atmospheres;
earthy, dark and woody overall. Try
to get a low table on the second
floor. Wonderful, unique food and
sake menu, with lots of fresh
vegetables, fish and tofu. English
menu as well. Among Top Ten.
Open 6:00 to 11:30pm.
Fairly priced but not cheap.

Unosato
03-3496-2087
36-11 Udagawa-cho
Quiet and traditional. Food is
delicate and beautifully presented,
and the sake menu is just big
enough to ensure there are both old
favorites and new treats.
Open 5 to 11pm.
Closed Sunday and Holidays.
Expensive.

Isomura
03-3433-3982
3-23-7 Shimbashi
Nice down-home feeling. Small
place serving about 20 kinds of
sake, and 25 dishes that change
daily with the season.
Open 5 to 11pm.
Closed Saturday Sunday and
Holidays.
Moderate Prices.

Amanogawa
03-3344-0111
Ext. 5950
2-2-1 Nishi Shinjuku
Mostly ginjoshu sake served here.
Plenty of wonderful, classy
selections; best to let manager
select for you, as she knows what
is on hand.
Open 5 to 10pm.
Lunch 11:30am to 2pm.
Very Expensive.

Donjaka
03-3357-8090
3-6-12 Shinjuku
Eyebrow-raising yet simple
variations on Japanese food that are
worth a try. Good, solid
workingman’ sake with a dozen or
so  selections.
Open 4pm to 5am.
Moderate Prices.

Jizake-ya
03-3205-3690
2-46-7 Kabuki-cho
About 150 sake selections, seats
about 25, and serves simple but
decent food.
Open 6pm to 1am.
Closed 2 nd Sunday Every Month.
Very Expensive.

Ryuma
03-3354-7956
3-21-4 Shinjuku
Large selection of both hard-to-find
and commonly found sake;  curious
food menu built around 47 different
iwashi (sardine) variations.
Open 5 to 12pm.

Taruichi
03-3208-9772
1-17-12 Kabukicho
Great variety of Miyagi Prefecture
sake, while whale is the  specialty
of the kitchen. Nice izakaya
atmosphere and fair prices. Located
in Kabukicho area. Among Top Ten.
Open 5 to 10pm.
Closed Sunday and Holidays.
Moderate Prices.

Sakura
03-3461-2104
17-2 Maruyama-cho
Charming and traditional shop.
Reservations must be made at least
2 days in advance. Wonderful food,
with a homemade touch. Courses
start at 5000 yen. Large sake
selection.
Open 5:30-11:30pm.
Closed Sunday and Holidays.
Expensive.

Komahachi
03-3453-2530
5-16-1 Shiba
Always crowed, always fun. About
20 good sake selections and good
food that comes in large portions.
Open 5 to 11:30pm.
Closed Sunday and Holidays.
Moderate Prices.

Fukube
03-3271-6065
1-4-5 Yaesu
A real find. Very small and old, with
40 or so excellent sakes  for both
warm or chilled drinking. Dirt cheap
and comfortable.
Open 4:30 to 10:30pm.
Closed Sunday and Holidays.
Inexpensive.

Hanataro
03-3591-8970
1-16-9 Toranomon
Great atmosphere, excellent food,
and great sake. Best to leave sake
selections to manager. Make
reservations.
Open 5 to 11:30pm.
Closed Saturday Sunday Holidays.
Very Expensive (around 10,000 per
person)

Suzuden
03-3580-1944
1-2-15 Toranomon
Boisterous and brightly lit. Sake is
outstanding. Food ain’ gourmet but
it will fill you up.
Open 5 to 10:30pm.
Closed Saturday Sunday Holidays.
Inexpensive.

Odako
03-3836-4906
2-3-1 Ueno
Boasts about 45 kinds of sake and
serves oden (fish cakes and
vegetables simmered in broth).
Small cozy atmosphere.
Open 5:30 to 10:30pm.
Moderate Prices.

Sasagin
03-5454-3715
Yoyogi Uehara 1-32-15
 See Full Review. Throws excellent
food into the great sake  equation at
prices that bring you back. A
wonderful dining and drinking
experience. Among Top Ten.
Open 5 to 11:30pm.
Saturday from 5 to 11pm.
Closed Sunday and Holidays.
Moderate Prices.

Sake no Ana
03-3567-1133
3-5-8 Ginza
Large selection of sake from around
Japan. Food is traditional izakaya,
but a bit heavy on the tempura.
Open 11am to 11pm.
Closed Holidays.
Expensive.

 

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