In the kooky lanes of Kichijoji an atmospheric wine and tapas bar sits just round the corner from Zara, Gap and the gigantic patio of Starbucks. Chill (1F Grandale Kichijoji Bldg, 2-13-7 Kichijoji-Honcho, Musashinoshi; www.cree-co.com) has a rotating selection of daily wines (glasses from ¥390; bottles from a reasonable ¥2,400), and daily Spanishesque specials cooked up by the expert hands of the two Kuboyama brothers. The long counter is the place to sit, and unmissable dishes include the beetroot salad (¥400) and the Spanish jamón (¥600). Get inspiration for your grape choices in the bathroom, wallpapered with labels of bottles gone by.www.ariaakasaka.com
Story and photo contributed by Metropolis Magazine.