[CLOSED] Bar Zingaro – Takashi Murakami’s bar and cafe!! (How to go here, what to expect, and a good unagi restaurant nearby)

Sadly, Bar Zingaro announced that they will be closing down. If you’re still curious about the place, you can still read about everything below.

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Bar Zingaroは7年の歴史に幕を下ろしました。 コーヒーサードウェーブの旗手として、突如渋谷に出現した黒船、ノルウェー産のフグレンコーヒーに、店内内装から、コーヒーの調達、バリスタの育成までをお願いして、開店、運営しておりましたが、COVID-19の猛威と東京都の打ち出すガイドライン内での狭い店内での営業に不可能性を感じ、業態を変えてお菓子のお土産物屋さんとして出直すことにしました。 しかし、これまで可愛がってくださったお客様への感謝をこめて、3日間のみ、最後のご挨拶の特別オープンをすることにいたしました。開店以来のスペシャリティコーヒーの味、店内の村上隆作品、そして、フラワーに彩られたドリンクやフードなどを名残惜しんで頂けたらと思います。 さよならBar Zingaro特別オープン 6月20日(土)21日(日)22日(月) 12:00~18:00 Bar Zingaro marked the end of its seven years of business. After Fuglen Coffee from Norway suddenly arrived in Shibuya as the standard bearer of the third wave of coffee, like the proverbial Kurofune (Commodore Perry’s "black ships”), Bar Zinaro opened and operated relying on their guidance all these years, from interior design to coffee brewing to training baristas. However, due to the rage of COVID-19 and the inability to operate a small store within the confines of the strict guidelines set by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, we decided to shift our business into a souvenir sweets store. As a token of our gratitude to our loyal customers, we have decided to open our doors one last time, for three days only, to say our one final goodbye. We hope you’ll come and enjoy the taste of our specialty coffee, Takashi Murakami works displayed in our store, and flower-decorated food and drinks one last time. Goodbye Bar Zingaro Special Opening June 20 (Sat), June 21 (Sun), June 22 (Mon) 12:00~18:00

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While browsing through places to go to, I came across a blog talking about Takashi’s cafe.

I told my brother about and it and we both agreed to go visit the cafe!!

We were supposed to go there on our fourth day in Tokyo, but since it was raining hard on our first day we decided to swap our itinerary and head to the cafe instead.

Bar Zingaro is actually hidden among the many stalls and shops inside Nakano Broadway.

How to go to Nakano Broadway:
1. Get down at Nakano Station
option lines and station code –
a. Tozai Line – N01
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b. JB Chuo-Sobu Line – JB07
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c. JC Chuo Line – JC06
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There is only one exit as soon as you leave the train

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Nakano Broadway is actually one of the perfect places to visit when it’s raining because
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there is a roof from the subway to the broadway

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You can expect a lot of things at Nakano Broadway besides Bar Zingaro.

There are a lot of shops and restaurants throughout the place. You will definitely not feel bored if you’ll be heading to Nakano.

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“main” entrance to Nakano Broadway

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How to get to Bar Zingaro:

Bar Zingaro is at the 2/F of Nakano Broadway. You have to walk through the “main” entrance of Nakano Broadway and find an escalator that will lead you to the 2nd floor.

We actually got lost at the 2nd floor and were super close in giving up since we were having a hard time finding Bar Zingaro but we eventually found it!

Tip: if you see this while walking through the 2nd floor (see photo below) you are already near Bar Zingaro!

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Bar Zingaro is open everyday from 11 AM – 9 PM.

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SOOOOO CUUUTEEEE

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Flower Latte
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Flower Matcha Latte
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Strawberry Shaved Ice
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Flower Burger

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Reggie Eilish

It was already night time when we left Bar Zingaro so we decided to go back the alley on the first floor where we previously passed thru to find a restaurant.

While walking we found a restaurant serving grilled unagi and decided to have dinner there.

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we walked thru this alley
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this is the sign outside the restaurant

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The restaurant’s english name is Unatoto. Here is their menu!

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YUUUUM
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Unadon Double

 

all photos taken using an iPhone / Fujifilm X-T20 18-55 mm

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