Koenji: Okinawan
Dachibin (Koenji: Okinawan)
Open 5pm-5am daily.
late: Open late
Sun: Open Sundays

A large, lively izakaya, Dachibin specializes in Okinawan cuisine and occasionally hosts performances of Okinawan musicians. There's a long counter and big tatami mat area - both usually packed. The staff wear Okinawan costumes, there's non-stop Okinawan music in the air, and the counter is decorated with cans of Spam, taco sauce, and other Okinawan delicacies.

The food is wonderful and fairly cheap - highlights include their goya champuru, goat soup, and the papaya pickled in miso. The drinks menu includes original awamori cocktails and Okinawan beer.

Suginami-ku, Koenji-Kita 3-2-13.

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Venue listing from Bento.com4 Star Rating: recommended