in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Ōtaru isn't winning any Michelin stars, but we're giving it three stars of our own for atmosphere. In increasingly redeveloped Naka-Meguro, this izakaya (Japanese pub-eatery), in an old wooden building festooned with lanterns, stands out. It's right on the Meguro-gawa, open through the afternoon. The food is standard izakaya fare – sashimi, grilled fish, fried chicken. Table charge ¥300.