Izakaya Vin

渋谷区 道玄坂 1-5-7
1 Chome-5-7 Dōgenzaka, Shibuya-ku | Winebar + French casual

Monday to Saturday from 5pm to 1am (last order at 12midnight)

Izakaya Vin is another of those places I stumbled upon by chance while exploring Shibuya. The empty wine bottles outside caught my attention because they were from excellent French Burgundy and Bordeaux. So I walked in and asked for a table. It is rather small, with three floors. I like sitting at the bar in the entrance, facing the kitchen (but is is generally the first to fill up). The wines are amazing and you can have just a glass of some grand cru you would not even dare drink in Europe. The food is simple but prepared with extreme care and precision to balance taste and presentation. I recommend the smoked duck salad and the pork belly with lentils and Dijon mustard. It gets full easily so you better make a reservation or get there early.

Image by TravelVince

Image by TravelVince

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