Kōenji Gādo-shita

in West Tokyo

This is Kōenji's signature nomiyagai (eating and drinking strip), a collection of shabby (and cheap!) yakitori (chicken, and other meats or vegetables, grilled on skewers) stalls, spruced-up wine bars and more underneath the overhead JR tracks. Since most places are supertiny and the rail lines provide cover, there is often outside seating on folding tables or overturned beer carts.

Some shops (indicated by a small sticker) have English menus.