Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on June 2010

Sure, standing bars are all well and good, but Tokyo’s new hotspots let diners eat on their feet. Targeted mainly at women, tachigui tend to be small, sleekly designed and inexpensive. Notable venues include Hokkai Tokoro Ichiba (pictured; 3-22-3 Shimbashi, Minato-ku; 03-6402-9100), which features ingredients shipped directly from the village of Tokoro-cho in northeast Hokkaido. A teishoku set of tamago-kake gohan (rice with raw egg) is just ¥350, while a bowl of champon seafood noodles is ¥650. Over in Sendagaya, Soba-Dokoro Tokyo (5-27-3 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku; 03-5367-0593) is a noodle shop that offers a simple menu of basic mori soba (¥600) or soba with meat (¥850). And if you’re looking to stand around and grill your own food BBQ-style, yakiniku restaurant Gyuton (2-41-20 Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku; http://r.gnavi.co.jp/e831300) features pork horumon for just ¥300 and beef short ribs for ¥1,029.

Source: Fuji TV