I first came upon this great standing bar about five years ago when it first opened. It had great reviews for being cheap, with great food, and a fun environment. It was exactly that. This is not your typical izakaya with Japanese fare but includes many tapa-style bites. The menu includes home-cured bacon, escargot, smoked butter toast, pork simmered in balsamico, and deep-fried octopus. The drink menu is extensive, including cocktails and whisky, but I stick to wine or sangria as it seems to be the best match with the food. The bar serves seven wines by the glass and is it is a busy place, the bottles are usually fresh. It is only a few minutes’ walk from the station, so perfect to stop by and have a drink and a few small plates if you are in the area.
Shibuya-ku, Ebisu 4-4-2, Kuresuto Ebisu 1F
closed Sunday and holidays
17:00 – 4:00 a.m.
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Hello Yukari — I finally made it to Tokyo! And I am very close to Ebisu here in Minami Aoyama. We will give this a try! Are you coming to Tokyo anytime soon? Would love to meet you.
Thanks Deb! Hope we can connect. I sent you a message to your e-mail account. Cheers, Yukari