Although this is technically an izakaya (Japanese-style pub), its library-like setting (note the bookshelves as you walk in) and mouthwatering nouvelle Japanese cuisine, not to mention the fact that it's open also for lunch on weekends and holidays, make this an excellent choice for some sustenance with your shochu or cocktails. The a-la-carte menu changes often but may include starters like Korean-style soft-shell crab fritters or bagna cauda "daidaya-style," served with an original dip made from miso, bacon, and anchovies. Mains have included such temptations as grilled pork loin with Tasmanian mustard, Japanese-style roast lamb, and Japanese blue fish marinated with saikyou miso and grilled and steamed with potato shochu. If there are two of you, however, you might be tempted to order the ¥5,000 kaiseki set for two. Subdued lighting, jazz as background music, and booth seating give this a much more refined setting than the usual izakaya.