Stylish conical lanterns cast a soft light over the narrow alley to the front door. Inside, timber predominates, from the bar counter and large table downstairs to the open-plan stairs and furniture in the second floor dining room where you sit beneath exposed roof beams. A row of sake magnums adorns a backlit alcove along a plain white wall. From the narrow counter at the back you glimpse the lights of the city. This is a space that is quintessential modern Tokyo.