As a concept it is simple, admirable and hugely seductive. It also makes things much easier when it comes to ordering your meal. The essential precepts of the food are Italian and, although it's intended primarily as a foil for the wine, the cooking is absolutely up to standard.
Underground Mr. Zoogunzoo: A cave of wonder, down under
Name (J) アンダーグランド ミスターズーガンズー
Lunch price range
Up to ¥1,000
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
Great wine list, brilliant atmospherics
They say there's an English menu in the works, but ...
Drinks Wine from ¥2,970/bottle, ¥650/glass; beer from ¥600
Number of seats 30
BGM An eclectic mix of ambient, jazz, African and Asian sounds
Smoking No smoking
Aoyama City Bldg. B1F, 2-9-11 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
6 p.m.-2 a.m., Monday-Saturday(restaurant last order 10.30 p.m.)
Cash, Credit Card
Transport From Omotesando, walk down the south side of Aoyama-dori in the direction of Shibuya, past Aoyama Gakuin. The entrance to Underground Mr. Zoogunzoo is on the left on the second block after the pedestrian bridge. From Shibuya, cross Meiji-dori, walk up the hill and go one block down Aoyama-dori. Cross and continue for another half block in the direction of Aoyama Gakuin.