A cozy neighborhood izakaya, Abuzo specializes in charcoal-grilled beef, pork, chicken and ocean trout, with a decent sake list alongside. The white chicken livers, fresh every day, are a revelation, as is the grilled vegetable salad.
Many of the menu items - dried fish and shrimp, fresh vegetables - are simply grilled at your table, perhaps with a coating of olive oil that you brush on yourself. Budget around Y4000-5000 for ample food and drink (includes Y600 table charge).
This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.