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Bar Caruso

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Bar Caruso Description

Bar Caruso is a hidden gem located in the bustling neighborhood of Shinjuku in Tokyo. This unique establishment has been selected as one of the top 100 restaurants in 2022 by both Karuizawa and Tabelog, two prestigious food guides in Japan. With a rating of 3.66 out of 5 and 95 reviews, Bar Caruso has become a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

What sets Bar Caruso apart from other dining establishments is its fusion of a bar and a barber shop. Yes, you read that right! As you step into the restaurant, you'll be greeted by a stylish and sophisticated interior that seamlessly combines the ambiance of a classic bar with the charm of a traditional barber shop. The attention to detail is evident in every corner, from the vintage barber chairs to the elegant bar counter.

When it comes to the menu, Bar Caruso offers a delightful selection of dishes and drinks. Their expert mixologists are known for their creative and skillful concoctions, using only the finest ingredients to craft unique and flavorful cocktails. Whether you're in the mood for a classic Old Fashioned or a refreshing gin and tonic with a twist, the bartenders at Bar Caruso will exceed your expectations.

In addition to their impressive drink menu, Bar Caruso also offers a variety of delectable dishes to satisfy your appetite. From small plates like crispy fried chicken and savory sliders to heartier options like juicy steaks and gourmet burgers, there's something for everyone. The chefs at Bar Caruso take pride in using fresh and high-quality ingredients to create dishes that are both visually stunning and bursting with flavor.

So, whether you're looking for a place to unwind after a long day of exploring Tokyo or simply want to experience something truly unique, Bar Caruso is the perfect destination. Indulge in their expertly crafted cocktails, savor their mouthwatering dishes, and immerse yourself in the one-of-a-kind atmosphere that seamlessly blends the worlds of a bar and a barber shop.

Bar Caruso Overview

Address

3-chōme-8-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022

Phone

+81 (0) 3-3351-3585

Access

5 minute walk from Shinjuku Sanchome Station

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 5:00PM-1:00AM
Tue: 5:00PM-1:00AM
Wed: 5:00PM-1:00AM
Thur: 5:00PM-1:00AM
Fri: 5:00PM-1:00AM
Sat: 5:00PM-11:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Craft cocktails

Bar Caruso Reviews

Bar Caruso Google Average Rating

4.1

5

Google
You see the different world once you opened the door. Really nice deco and atmosphere. They dont have a menu but its not too costy. I had a good time there.

5

Google
*Added on June 5, 2022

At the end of 2020, a business owner who had been working hard since 2004 was overcome with stress due to the corona pandemic and fell ill with Kagoshima disease. Fortunately, he survived. Even though it has already been a year and a half since he developed symptoms, he is still working hard on his rehabilitation, and it is heartbreaking. Before he collapsed, he had heard that plans were well underway to finally open his long-awaited second store, and since September last year, he had been visiting the store once a month, but he said it was only for two hours. He also seems to get tired when he is at the store and has to go home, so I tell him that I won't go until he can go to the store at least once a week, and I cut him off and encourage him to do so. While he was hospitalized for half a year at the same rehabilitation hospital where Shigeo Nagashima, who had suffered a cerebral infarction, was also treated, he enjoyed cakes from Bestry Boutique at Park Hyatt Tokyo, mango almonds from the basement of Isetan Department Store, and Instagram-worthy decorations for girls. Because he brought me whole cakes and other things so many times, everyone in the room called me the sweets uncle. He also received a title. At that time, I happened to hear from an acquaintance that Mr. Shigeo Nagashima signs autographed balls with his left hand instead of his right hand, which was disabled due to a cerebral infarction, and I was very grateful to be able to obtain the autographed ball with Shigeo Nagashima's left hand. This came true, and I gave it to Mr. Shigeo Nagashima, who was working hard on his rehabilitation at the same hospital, and asked him to look at the autographed ball he had signed with his non-dominant left hand and use it as encouragement. There was also a person in the same room as Shigeo Nagashima, who prayed with his hands clasped in front of the autographed ball, saying he would do his best.

Currently, the person who started working at the store nearly 10 years ago is doing his best to run the store by himself. I strongly believe that you will do your best to protect the store, so I vowed that until the boss can come to the store at least once a week, I will cut off Caruso and not come here until the boss returns. Until then, it must have been a lot of work by myself, but since the restaurant has become so popular, I had to work hard to live up to its name.For the first 10 years, my boss would sometimes close the shop in the wee hours of the morning and stay in his sleeping bag until the first train. I took a nap, rested my body, and worked hard to protect this store, so I entrusted the store to them, asking them to do their best to protect the store so that their efforts would not go to waste.

I strongly hope that the hard work of both of you will be rewarded someday.

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No, thank you very much for always having a blissful time 😊✨✨✨

4

Google
This is an authentic bar with an interior that is full of cool atmosphere.
The main thing is cocktails. It's also fun to watch the cocktails being made with their hands. I think the cocktails had a gorgeous impression.
There's no big back bar, and the whiskey is mainly in the cupboard. The items seem to change from time to time, and if you tell them what you like and what you're feeling, they'll make recommendations.
It's an old-fashioned izakaya located in a building on the first floor, and the entrance is difficult to find and the signboard is small, so it's difficult to find and enter, but once you enter, you'll feel very comfortable and relaxed. The owner and bartender will talk to you in a friendly manner, so you can ask anything you want even if you don't know anything about alcohol.
There are table seats, so it's convenient if you go with a group of people.

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