Bar Gen Yamamoto
Japan, 〒106-0045 Tōkyō-to, Minato-ku, Azabujūban, 1 Chome−6−４ アニバーサリービル1F
Photo courtesy of City Foodsters
Bar Gen YamamotoSpecializing in seasonal cocktails and with just eight tables inside, this quiet bar sits on a narrow side street in Azabu-Juban. There's no music, and Gen Yamamoto’s presence is more like a mixologist monk than a boisterous bartender. The parade of glassware created by Japanese artists adds a heightened visual and textural element. The way to go is a flight of cocktails that may include surprising ingredients like creamy sweet potato, tomatoes, or wasabi. Insider tip: The shop opens at 3 p.m., so go early and have your pre-dinner drinks here.