Guides by Lonely Planet
It's a toss up as to which has the most character here: the inventive fusion dishes or the charismatic staff. Either way, Shirube is among Tokyo's most beloved izakaya. Don't miss the aburi saba (blow-torch grilled mackerel). The 90-minute all-you-can-drink course (¥4000 per person), which includes all the most popular dishes, is a great deal. Reservations a must on weekends.