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Bread and wine: what a great combination. We cannot live on either alone, but put the two together — along with an easygoing attitude and a tasty side menu of home-cooked snacks — and that’s the recipe that makes Ahiru Store one of our favorite little wine bars in the city.

It’s a modest place, just a single counter with eight bar stools, plus standing room for the same number again at a squeeze. Owner/sommelier Teruhiko Saito has put together a fine little cellar of lesser-known wines, all organic or biodynamic, almost all French and priced to please (with few over ¥6,000) and eight by the glass (from ¥800).

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