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šGem by Moto/
Ebisu: Sake bar
¥6455-6998
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The original Moto
standing bar in
Shinjuku has been a
longtime favorite
thanks to their top-
notch sake selection
and creative food
menu, so we came to
this smaller, bou-
tique branch of the
bar with high expec-
tations. We're happy
to report that those
expectations were
more than fulfilled.
Simply put, Gem has
one of the most
interesting sake
lists we've ever
encountered, includ-
ing some phenomenal
limited-edition
custom sakes pro-
duced just for this
shop.

Many of the bottles
here are from small-
er, lesser-known
breweries, so even
if you know your way
around a sake list
it's worth asking
for advice and rely-
ing on recommenda-
tions from the staff
(in Japanese). The
small but highly
focused food menu
seems to be specifi-
cally designed to
enhance your sake-
drinking experience.
Whatever you're
drinking will proba-
by go very will with
Gem's famous smoked-
delicacies platter
(Y1600), an enticing
assortment of smoked
mackerel, quail
eggs, green olives,
and mimolette, cam-
embert and comte
cheeses.

The decor at this
tiny shop is rustic
and unassuming, with
comfortable seating
and a wraparound
counter arrangement
that encourages
conversation with
the bar staff and
perhaps other cus-
tomers. The twelve
counter seats tend
to fill pretty
quickly, so reserva-
tions are highly
recommended. Our
bill came to around
Y4000 per person for
a couple of hours of
often extraordinary
sake and some good
food; yours may
vary.
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Shibuya-ku, Ebisu
1-30-9.  Open 5pm-
midnight. Closed
Mondays.
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