Despite the excellent provender, it is still the cellar that is the outstanding feature of Arossa. Takeshita has assembled some 700 bottles, ranging from the simple and basic to the rarefied — and he says he sells nothing he doesn’t like himself. He has ...

The drinks list is split between wine (20 by the glass from ¥500; far more by the bottle, from ¥2,500), sake and shochu, and the food spans a similar divide, encompassing carpaccio, sashimi, stews, kushiyaki grills and three or four kinds of pasta.

The real sign of Maruyama-cho’s evolution is that it now has a daytime presence, too — especially since the opening of Cafe Bleu. Glass-fronted and light-filled, this is the latest outlet from the folks at To-vi (Buchi,Bongout Noh, Kitchen Cero, Kinsai) and bears their ...

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