She cooks classic nihon ryori -- not as elaborate as kaiseki but with far more sophistication than even the best home cooking. She's not a fundamentalist, though: Your meal is likely to be embellished with touches of originality from way beyond the traditional bounds of Japanese cuisine.
Nezu Club: Closer to real soul of Tokyo
Name (J) 根津くらぶ
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
Accomplished, unpretentious Japanese cuisine in elegant modern shitamachi setting
The course may not be substantial enough to satisfy ravenous appetites.
Drinks Beer from ¥700; sake from ¥600; wine ¥700/glass, 2 ¥,900/bottle
Number of seats 26
BGM Sometimes classical, sometimes jazz vocal, never obtrusive
Smoking No smoking
2-30-2 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
6-10 p.m. (last order at 8.30 p.m.)
Cash, Credit Card
Transport Leave Nezu Station by the North Exit, turn left and walk up the main street (Shinobazu-dori) to the second traffic lights. Cross over and follow the side street for one short block before turning left (parallel with Shinobazu-dori). Just before the end of that block, you will see an andon (traditional lamp) at the entrance to a narrow alley. Nezu Club is on the right after about 10 meters.