Like most izakaya, Sasashin spurns the notion of decor: there's a counter laden with platters of the evening's fare, a clutter of rough wooden tables, and not much else. It's noisy, smoky, crowded—and great fun. Like izakaya fare in general, the food is best described as professional home cooking, and is meant mainly as ballast for the earnest consumption of beer and sake. Try the sashimi, the grilled fish, or the fried tofu; you really can't go wrong by just pointing your finger at anything on the counter that looks appetizing. Unlike some izakaya that stay open into the wee hours, this one winds down around 10:30.
- Address: 2–20–3 Nihombashi-Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0013
- Phone: 03/3668–2456
- Subway: Hanzo-mon subway line, Suitengu-mae Station (Exit 7); Hibiya and Asakusa subway lines, Ningyocho Station (Exits A1 and A3)
- Location: Nihombashi
- Reservations not accepted
- No credit cards.
- Closed Sun. and 3rd Sat. of month. No lunch.