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The Apollo

This new restaurant in the spendy Ginza district is a marvel not just for its 120-bottle wine list, but also the reasonable prices in a city that loves its markups. Perhaps that’s because it’s an import of a successful Greek fusion restaurant from Sydney, Australia. Greek wines are well-represented, from Sigalas and Gaia to low-sulfur, new-wave wines like Thymiopoulos Xinomavro Nature 2014; the list is padded out with interesting bottles from France and Australia. It’s a big place (thus not a difficult reservation) with a colorful view of the lights of Ginza at night—and the lamb chops are grilled to perfection.

5-2-1, Ginza, Tokyu Plaza Ginza 11F, Chuo-ku, Japan, Tokyo



W. Blake Gray lived in Tokyo for eight years before moving to San Francisco, where he became an award-winning wine and spirits journalist. He is the US Editor for Wine Searcher and runs the Gray Report blog. He still travels to Tokyo frequently to drink and eat and drink.

This story appears in the print issue of April 2018.
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