2 Chome-25-11, Nishi-Azabu
Whiskey lovers, here’s your bar. There’s more than one location of this Tokyo favorite—go to the original one in Nishiazabu. There you’ll find a dark, carved-wood den with dedicated but friendly bartenders, delicious bar snacks, and—most importantly—a selection of more than 1,000 whiskeys. Most are from Scotland and Japan, but there are also rare, Japan-only bottles of bourbons and ryes, not to mention an enviable inventory of Irish whiskeys, all served in delicate glassware that is as impressive as what’s been poured inside it.
4 Chome-18-20 Nishiazabu, Minato
While the sushi here is some of the finest you’ll get in Tokyo, don’t sleep on the appetizers either. Whether it’s the grilled scallop with dried seaweed or the bottarga sandwich made with rice paper, you will be dazzled before the first piece of sushi is presented. Oh, but when it is… Chef Shintaro Suzuki is a master of traditional-style sushi, which means generous slices of fish atop properly vinegared warm rice. And while the vibe is serene, Sushi Shin is still one of the friendliest places for out-of-towners to visit.
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