Sonamu's main claim to fame is the nourishing country-style hot pot known as kamjatang. Although this translates literally as "potato soup," this is only a partial description, since it fails to mention the most obvious ingredient -- the generous pile of pork backbones that take up most of the space in the gleaming stainless steel pot.
Sonamu: Fare to put some hair on your chest
Name (J) ソナム 恵比寿店
Lunch price range
Up to ¥1,000
Dinner price range
¥3,000 - ¥5,000
At last we don't have to go all the way to Okubo for authentically spicy country-style Korean cooking.
Too bad they don't have a menu in English.
Drinks Beer from ¥480; shochu sours from ¥500; cocktails from ¥700; wine from ¥450/glass, ¥2,400/bottle; makkoli ¥1,500
Number of seats 68
BGM J-pop with an R&B Hikaru-chan bias
Smoking No smoking
1-25-3 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
daily 11.30 a.m.-2.30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-midnight
Transport From Ebisu JR Station (East Exit), go down the escalator and then the stairs to ground level. Walk to the main street and cross over. Take the side street running to the left of the Bikkuri-zushi restaurant and follow it as it curves round to the right. After a couple of minutes you will reach a traffic light. Go straight across that intersection; Sonamu is on the right after a minute or so.