Oto Oto is a chain izakaya whose Ebisu branch can be found in the small shopping centre attached to Ebisu Garden Place. The fact that it is a member of a chain (there are five of its type, as well as one in Paris!) should not put you off. The service and food are well above average.
Here is some eye-candy from a recent visit for dinner. The foods were accompanied with a variety of sakes, skilfully selected by my Japanese dining partner. I would highly recommend that you try it out with a large party, or for a more intimate affair. They have various seating options including a private room to allow for all types of occasion.
Amuse of fresh tomato with sweet jelly
I didn't want tomato so they brought me a vegetable version instead. Yum!
Prawn spring rolls. Slightly earthy and good.
Scallop was a bit overdone.
Delicious Caesar salad. The Japanese really know their way around one of these...
This bream sashimi was delicious.
The rice bowl with octopus was excellent.