Ito Bar

Photo by Chris Kirkland
Address: Japan, 〒150-0002 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Shibuya, 1 Chome-6-8 Inoue Building 1F [map]
Phone: 0800-170-1016 0800-170-1016
Access: 448 m from Shibuya Station Fukutoshin Line (C16)Ginza Line (G1)Hanzomon Line (Z1)Yamanote Line (JY20)Keio Inokashira Line (IN1)Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line (DT1)Tōkyū Tōyoko Line (TY1)
0.8 km from Omotesandō Station Chiyoda Line (C4)Ginza Line (G2)Hanzomon Line (Z2)
0.8 km from Meijijingū-mae Station Chiyoda Line (C3)Fukutoshin Line (C15)
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:45-15:00 and 17:00-23:30; closes 23:00 Saturdays; closed Sundays
Website: https://www.dynac-japan.com/shop/ito...

Only a few minutes’ walk away from the noise of Shibuya, Ito Bar comes up trumps for cheapo fish fanciers. The “Ito” in Ito Bar refers to the fishing town in the nearby Izu Peninsula from which much of this restaurant’s catch is supplied.

The menu features excellent fresh fish (sashimi, BBQ, takikomi gohan and more), coupled with a nice selection salads/tapas—all very well priced. We spent just over ¥3,000 per head for a hearty meal and drinks.

Cheapo tip: order the Takikomi gohan with the “ochatsuke” extra — a filling grilled fish and pot rice dish, with bonus fish dashi soup that you can add at the end if you’re still hungry. Only ¥1,500 and guaranteed to fill you up.

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