Yotsuya: Izakaya
Wagokoro (Yotsuya: Izakaya)
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

Forty brands of craft sake, all priced at a reasonable Y800 per ichigo flask, are offered at this small neighborhood sake specialist. The supporting food menu is quite reliable, with lots of seasonal vegetables and well-prepared meat and seafood items - our grilled shishamo was some of the best we've ever tasted.

Weekends are less crowded than weeknights, with a better chance of snagging the prime windowside table overlooking Yotsuya station. Budget around Y3000-3500 for food and drink.

Shinjuku-ku, Yotsuya 1-3, 2F.
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