Instead of generic Shanghai cuisine -- actually a relatively recent construct -- Kankyo Shuten specializes in the culinary traditions of Ningbo, a much older port city to the south of the modern metropolis. The basic flavors are not so different, but Ningbo cooking tends to be lighter and simpler, with strong emphasis on seasonal seafood.
Kankyo Shuten: Crab with wine in Ningbo style
Name (J) 咸亨酒店
Lunch price range
¥1,000 - ¥2,000
Dinner price range
¥3,000 - ¥5,000
Good regional cooking and shaoxingjiu rice "wine."
Drinks Beer from ¥500; sake from ¥900; shochu from ¥500/glass; shaoxingjiu rice "wine" from ¥800/glass, ¥2,600/decanter, ¥2,800 bottle; wine from ¥500/glass.
Number of seats 20 on first floor; 30 upstairs.
BGM Sub-Kenny-G jazzy elevator music.
Smoking No smoking
2-2 Kanda-Jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Daily 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sun. and holidays till 10 p.m.)
Cash, Credit Card
Transport From Jinbocho Station (Exit A3), walk west along Yasukuni-dori in the direction of Kudanshita. Kankyo Shuten is on the corner of the first side street to the right. Look for the willow tree outside.