Best Nabe in Tokyo: Sabakurou Ebisu
Created with the image of a mirage in the desert in mind, Sabakurou has a reputation for creative Japanese cuisine with a hint of Cali flavor.
The top picks are the tomato bouillabaisse seafood nabe and the shrimp toast: the latter’s Jenga-style interweaving of crispy fried bread and plump shrimp is also popular at Sabakurou’s award-winning Hollywood branch.
Address: B1 Maison 115, 1-15-4 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku.
Open: Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (lunch), 5 p.m. - midnight (dinner); Sat 5 p.m. - midnight.
Nearest station: Ebisu.
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