Shin Hinomoto is a noisy, boisterous izakaya squeezed under the JR tracks by Yurakucho Station.
A family business for more than 60 years, the current owner is a Brit, Andy Lunt, who has been working at the restaurant and buying fish from Tsukiji market for the past quarter century.
His experience and persistence have paid off, making him likely the most universally known and respected non-Japanese izakaya proprietor in Tokyo.
Andy’s specialty at one of the best izakaya in Tokyo is reasonably priced grilled seafood and vegetables, from sea bream and John Dory to buttery scallops and tender prawns to huge asparagus and eringi mushrooms.
Get there early to ensure a chance at all the daily menu has to offer. The crab is amazing - and huge - and the scallops were a favorite!