While many of Tokyo’s most famous natural wine bars have borrowed from their Parisian brethren, Bunon represents a true Japanese appropriation of the concept, from the service to the food to the décor. Located on a back alley in Nishi-Azabu and inside a completely restored Japanese house, the space exhibits a calm not often associated with bar culture. Natural wines from all over Europe and an extensive list of sakes—many of which are available via a constantly rotating list of wines by the glass—are paired with excellent Japanese fare. (Bunon 葡呑: 港区西麻布4-2-14)
- full menu
- natural wine
- lots of sake
What to drink
Anything that sits on the counter is offered by the glass. Ask for guidance and go wild.
Best to show up early (around 7 p.m.) if you plan to stay for dinner. If not, head back later in the evening for the perfect nightcap.
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