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Soregashi/
Ebisu: Izakaya
6416-3981
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Soregashi is a laid-
back, very unpreten-
tious local izakaya
where you can ex-
plore a good range
of craft sake along
with an interesting
food menu. There are
a couple dozen sakes
to choose from,
including a good
number of limited-
edition seasonal
bottles - not the
biggest selection in
town, but sustain-
able for a shop of
this size. The staff
are friendly and
knowledgable about
their stock, and are
ready to make help-
ful suggestions.

The food menu may
look quite ordinary
at first glance, but
the kitchen adds its
own personal touch
to typical izakaya
fare. The eihire
(ray fins), for
example, are softer,
thicker and meatier
than expected, and
come with a nice
garlic-infused may-
onnaise. The excel-
lent potato salad is
livened up with a
good dose of vinegar
and bits of raw
onion, served with a
soft-boiled egg on
top. And the menchi
katsu is one of the
most unusual ver-
sions we've run
across, with a meat
filling that's dark
and quite strongly
flavored, encased in
a thin, crunchy
shell.

The only complaint
is that it can some-
times get rather
noisy - the bare
walls seem to echo
any ambient sound.
Once it got quieter
we enjoyed the blues
soundtrack playing
in the background.
Later-than-average
opening hours are
another selling
point, although it
means you have to
pay attention to
train schedules if
you don't live close
by. Budget around
Y4000-6500 for ample
food and drink at
dinnertime.
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Shibuya-ku, Ebisu-
Nishi 2-3-11.
Open 5pm-midnight
(LO) daily.
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