I can’t think of another liquor store in Tokyo that beats Shinanoya in their selection of spirits. I can’t even think of another store I’ve visited before anywhere else that matches the range of their offerings.
This is the place to come look for obscure tequila bottles, over 20-30 different kinds of rum, fruit liqueurs, whisky in all its forms, etc. Best of all, the bottles are priced very competitively, with quite a few bargains thrown in the mix. I’ve walked away with decent vodka for just 1,000 yen and yuzu liqueur for even less.
The store also features some imported food items, with cheap ham and cheese thrown in the mix.
Where shinanoya falters is in the wine and beer department; their offerings are meager and nothing out of the extraordinary.
This is well worth venturing into Kabuki-cho, even if you’d rather not.