Much more than the bar snacks implied in its name, Grill Bar turns out an extensive range of food good enough to match any bistro in town. There are four chefs (versus just one sommelier and one waiter) and it's clear they're not a tag-team of cooks who've learned on the job. They are properly trained in both techniques and presentation.
Fujiya Honten Grill Bar: cheap and tasty eats on your feet
Name (J) 富士屋本店グリルバー
Dinner price range
¥3,000 - ¥5,000
Bistro cuisine at standing-bar prices, plus a generous selection of highly affordable wine.
It gets pretty hot close to the grill.
Drinks Beer ¥500; wine from ¥400/glass, ¥1,900/bottle; hot wine ¥500; highballs from ¥300; shochu ¥500.
Number of seats Standing only; room for about 40.
BGM All bossa nova (but sometimes all Beatles).
Smoking Smoking permitted
4-18-1 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Daily 4-11 p.m. (occasional irregular holidays).
Transport From Sangen-jaya Den-en-toshi Line station, follow the walkway to the Sancha Patio Exit. Head up to street level and walk north past the front of the Setagaya Line station and continue past the Starbucks. Fujiya Honten Grill Bar is on the corner of the next side street to the left.