The drinks list is split between wine (20 by the glass from ¥500; far more by the bottle, from ¥2,500), sake and shochu, and the food spans a similar divide, encompassing carpaccio, sashimi, stews, kushiyaki grills and three or four kinds of pasta.

Such is the enlightened policy of Fuglen, the newly opened Tokyo offshoot of one of Oslo's coolest coffee shops. It's in the back streets of Tomigaya, Shibuya Ward, on the site of the short-lived but equally stylish Koz Cafe. Not that you'd recognize it ...

The tapas are simple, solid and masculine. Start with a mixed plate of chorizo and Saitama-made jamon serrano and a saucer of green olives; then try his octopus in wine vinegar. The hot tapas are less successful, but Naito does an excellent cheese platter, ...

"In a nutshell it's a bar where you can consult a hacker. We aim to be a bar where you can not only talk about system development, but also how to proceed with your business and manage it," says Nakao. "As a result, I ...

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