Yakitori and shochu near Higashi-Shinjuku Station. Small and time-weathered interior, but it actually only opened in June of 2014.
Very accommodating to non-Japanese customers.
Counter seats. Two tatami tables (four tops).
Reasonable shochu selection with a focus on imo. Sato-san has some bottles that are not normally easy to find, and you can ask about any unannounced bottles that he has lurking in the background if there’s nothing on the drink list that you haven’t tried before.
Japanese name: 鶏と本格焼酎 昭和 新宿本店