Strings - Live Bar & Italian Restaurant

TN Koramu Bldg, 2-12-13, Kichijoji Honcho, Musashino-shi
Kichijōji Honchō 2 Chome 26-14 Musashino-shi Tōkyō-to 180-0004 JP
0422-28-50350422-28-5035

Good Italian food at this restaurant/bar/club. The schedule on the website shows the genre of each night (vocal, fusion, Latin, etc) which is helpful if you are not familiar with the artists. Strings is a good way to start a jazz-bar crawl night in Kichijoji.

Size
21-30
Food
Yes
Directions

Station: JR Kichijoji

Exit: North Exit

Distance from station: 5 minutes

Easy to find from the North Exit, check the map on the website.

Date published
08/02/2009
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