Sophisticated but not snooty, contemporary but still rooted in the age-old drinking culture of the izakaya, Sake Bistro W gives Japan's traditional tipple a chic sheen that brings it totally up to date.
Sake Bistro W: New Year’s cheers
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
Friendly staff, great sake, a stylish setting
The kitchen is a bit slow when it's busy.
Drinks Beer from ¥650; sake from ¥600/glass, ¥6,000/bottle; shochu from ¥700/glass, ¥3,900/bottle; wine from ¥750/glass, ¥4,000/bottle; cocktails from ¥900
Number of seats 56 (including 6 at the counter)
BGM Jazz, R&B and hip-hop — all at muted volume
Smoking No smoking
Tokyo Club Bldg. 1F, 3-2-6 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and holidays 4-10 p.m.
Cash, Credit Card
Transport From Tameike-Sanno Station (exit 9), walk down Gaien-dori in the direction of Shinbashi. After crossing under the expressway, you will see Tokyo Club Bldg on the left after 100 meters. The entrance to Sake Bistro W is at the back of the terrace on the left, after Delirium Cafe.