I can’t say enough nice things about Craft Beer Market Jimbocho in Tokyo! I was expecting more of a bar than a restaurant when I popped over for a few brews the other night, and was shocked when I arrived only to find long lines and a waiting list for tables as well as seats at the packed bar. After I explained I unfortunately couldn’t wait over an hour, the kind staff accomodated me by letting me stand behind the bar in the kitchen where I had a great view of all the action! I drank a number of wonderful local beers (they have 30 on tap at all times!), like this Minoh Peach Weizen, and sampled a selection of their wonderful “otsumami” snacks which the waitresses kept bringing over, like these pickled cucumbers and chicken oysters. All the food coming out of the kitchen looked and smelled simply spectacular and I will definitely be going back for the full Craft Beer Market experience on my next trip over!
There are four CBM locations around Tokyo, with a fifth opening in Koenji soon.