A modern izakaya

Still can't get a table at Aronia de Takazawa? Yoshiaki Takazawa's brand new bar will keep you happy in the meantime.

IT looks like a scene from The Wolf of Wall Street: loud American investment banker types chugging down expensive wine and boasting about big money deals, spitting out profanities in quick procession like they were getting paid $1,000 for each one. There are no naked women but there's plenty of food - artfully displayed canapes that they barely touch.

Such a waste considering that they're in Tokyo and eating at the new Takazawa bar - the brand new offshoot of the acclaimed and hard-to-book modern...

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