Specializing in Mediterranean cuisines, Bakuro Common serves pastas and grilled meats, voluminous salads and eclectic appetizers. The wine list starts at Y3200 per bottle and covers the globe. At lunchtime you can choose from cheeseburgers, Hamburg steaks, pastas and Thai stir-fries. Three to five pm is cafe time.
The decor is hip-industrial, with bookshelves full of design and architecture magazines. The atmosphere is relaxed and service is friendly. Budget around Y3000-4000 in the evening, or Y1000-1200 at lunchtime.
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.