Bars in Tokyo Part 1: PCM PUB CARDINAL MARUNOUCHI
- By tomiyama update
Bars and restaurants are essential to sharing time to chat with your friends, colleagues, and significant others. Food, drink, and light background music are all pleasant accompaniment, but prices are relatively high in Japan, so knowing nifty, wallet-friendly places is key to a good night on the town.
Most bars and izakaya (Japanese style bars and restaurants) serve a small dish before you order. They are appetizers called “otōshi” or “tsukidashi”, and they are always served, regardless of what you want. Their price ranges from 200 yen to 500 yen ($2-$5), which is added to your bill, so they’re similar to a cover charge. Otōshi can include vegetables, fish, meat, or snack food.
P.C.M. PUB CARDINAL MARUNOUCHI (Japanese) is a bar without an otōshi fee just a 2 minutes’ walk from Tokyo station. Managed directly by Kirin beer, you can get their popular heartland beer for 600 yen ($6).
Listen to music while eating under the gorgeous chandeliers of the wood paneled dining room.