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Kagurazaka: Oden
Oden is known as a
fairly humble cui-
sine, but it reaches
new heights of so-
phistication at
Konbuya, where it's
paired with well-
chosen craft sake
and shochu in an
elegant dining room.
In addtion to oden
you'll find a good
selection of season-
al small dishes -
mostly simple fare
like horsemeat sa-
shimi and fried
ginkgo nuts that
rely on high-quality
ingredients rather
than fancy recipes.

As for the main
attraction - the
oden menu features
some three dozen
individual items,
ranging from your
typical fish balls
and daikon chunks to
more unusual choices
like gyoza dump-
lings, kakuni stewed
pork (wrapped in
fried tofu), and
grilled tarako (cod

You may be tempted
by the twelve-item
moriawase menu
(Y3600), but it's
really worth the
extra effort to
peruse the menu and
order a la carte -
the more unusual
items here are what
set Konbuya apart
from other oden
shops. For example
the ume tsukune is a
very tasty chicken-
meat patty such as
you'd find at a
yakitoriya, livened
up with a refreshing
infusion of sour
minced plum.

The anago no yuba-
maki (grilled eel
wrapped in tofu
skin) is another
standout, while the
savory simmered
apple slices make a
nice finishing
touch. The simpler
items do provide a
nice contrast - the
daikon chunks are
soft and succulent,
delivering the
konbu-rich flavor of
the broth, while the
hanpen is light but
not bland, and
pleasantly fluffy.

Note that the prices
on the menu do not
include tax or 10%
service charge;
budget around Y4000-
6000 for ample food
and drink.
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Shinjuku-ku, Kagu-
razaka 3-2, Kagura-
zaka K Bldg 1F.
Open 4-11pm (LO)
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