Shokkan ticks the boxes on just about all counts. It's got the look; the food is put together well; and there's no sudden shock at the end your meal. Best of all, it's a place you can take out-of-town guests -- or even send them on their own -- in full confidence they will feel they've discovered somewhere rather special.
Shokkan: Good Japanese dining that’s accessible to all
Name (J) 食幹
Lunch price range
¥1,000 - ¥2,000
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
Casual Japanese dining that's stylish and affordable.
The food isn't exactly refined or subtle.
Drinks Beer from ¥630; sake from ¥945; shochu from ¥735/glass; umeshu ¥735; wine from ¥735/glass, from ¥3,780/bottle.
Number of seats 24 at counter, 20 at tables, 4 in private room.
BGM Unobtrusively jazzy.
Smoking Smoking permitted
Hakka Bldg. B1, 3-5-5 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Mon.-Fri. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.-midnight (last seating 10 p.m.); Sat. and Sun. 6-11 p.m. (last seating 9 p.m.).
Cash, Credit Card
Transport From the East Exit of Shibuya JR Station, cross the highway (Route 246) by the pedestrian bridge to Shibuya Police Station. Take the ramp to the left, then walk along the right side of Roppongi-dori (toward Roppongi). You will see the entrance to Shokkan on your right, just before the corner of the third side street.