Shuka Nomoto is an izakaya with a long counter overlooking an open kitchen. It's about ten minutes from Ebisu station in a residential area. Chef and owner Daisuke Nomoto has a stellar selection of sake. The menu is based on seasonal dishes with several Chinese-influenced dishes.The shumai steamed dumplings have a rich texture from pig's ear. The potato salad, a classic izakaya dish, includes cooked fish, unlike any I've had in Tokyo and very good. The salad of shungiku, chrysanthemum greens, and cilantro is refreshing. As cod milt is in season it was served as tempura along with fresh fig tempura. Deep-fried oyster came with a nice homemade tartar sauce.Nomoto-san poured two seasonal autumn sake, hiyaoroshi, and a Shichihonyari. Nomoto-san does not speak English and there is no English menu, but he can do an omakase course paired with sake. Just let him know what you can not eat.