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This summer greeting card, or shochumimai, from Sasano brought me some momentary relief from the unbearable summer heat and humidity. I just closed my eyes and pictured the cool counter in front of a big blue tank of fish swimming until they became my dinner. Then I imagined myself standing in front of their big refrigerator and gazing at all the nicely chilled and good nihonshu.


About Sasano

Sasano review in Japan Times from February, 2003

Sake and food at Sasano in July

Phone: 03-3475-6055

Monday through Friday 5:30 pm – 1:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Closed on Sundays and holidays

Address: Akasaka Aoi Bldg. 2F, 9-6-23 Akasaka
東京都港区赤坂9-6-23 赤坂葵ビル 2F
Access: From Roppongi Midtown, go toward Nogizaka Station, opposite from the Roppongi Crossing. Sasano is on the second floor of the first building off of the first small street right after Midtown complex. Take a right at a ramen shop, and Sasano is on the second floor of a rather old building.


2 Responses to “Shochumimai”

  1. I went there last week and it was as good as ever. The sake and food were delicious, and the service is excellent. They’ve also redecorated the larger room, replacing the tatami floor seating with tables (less ambiance, but more comfort).

    Posted by Bruce | July 30, 2009, 1:14 am
  2. So, you survived the heat! I didn’t know about the back room change at Sasano. I agree, tables & chairs a lot more comfortable.

    Posted by Et-chan | July 30, 2009, 8:55 am

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