Something Fishy: Namikibashi Nakamura
At this Shibuya izakaya seasonal seafood and produce are the centerpiece, with daily changing menus rewarding multiple visits. Go in the evening (or when you have a free afternoon…) to try the excellent sake and shochu selection that includes a slightly fruity Yakiimo Kurosawa.
Some recent seafood dishes include a namero dish of sashimi and miso as well as sanma simmered with umeboshi—both perfect partners for sake—and ochazuke. Most of the times the menu will list the provenance of the seafood such as Edo anago (eel) or Odawara kamasu (barracuda).
Check out Nakamura’s blog to see what’s being served. In October there is a kinmedai shabu-shabu, perverting your preconceptions about what goes best in the traditional stew dish. Other highlights include squid and autumn vegetables simmered in a ginger broth or zuwaigani (crab) in a vinegar dressing.
3-13-5 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-6427-9580. http://ameblo.jp/fg-nakamura