BYOB in Tokyo?
Does anybody know of any restaurants that are doing BYOB in the Tokyo area?
In my experience, most European/international restaurants are willing to do BYOB for wine if you call ahead, ask politely, and are willing to pay a corkage charge. That said, some places are less enthusiastic about it, and that's reflected in a higher corkage charge.
I've BYOed at Merveille (Nihonbashi, French), Mikawa (Kayabacho, tempura), and Onodera (Kagurazaka, kaiseki), paying Y2k each time.
There is not, however, a culture like I remember from Australia where restaurants without liquor licenses allowed you to BYO for $2 or $5.