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Takara

Takara is a stylish, contemporary izakaya in the basement of the Tokyo International Forum in Yurakucho. While the main focus is on quality sake from noted kura around the country, it also purveys shochu and wine — and a good selection of foods that fit each category of booze.

The atmosphere is convivial, with much of the seating around a large communal table of striking lacquered red. There are also smaller tables, as well as secluded dining areas for small groups. But the most enjoyable place to sit is at the elevated area under the high, echoing ceiling.