A brightly lit, spacious basement, Tokyo Porks attracts a lively after-work crowd with its cheap drinks (beers are Y289) and simple but competently prepared izakaya-style grilled pork dishes. Organ-meat fans can choose liver, heart and other cuts at Y120 per skewer, while the large-size spareribs are a bargain at Y380.
Budget around Y2500 for dinner and drinks, or choose a party plan with open bar (from Y3000) if you're in a festive mood. Lunch averages Y750.
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.