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Photograph: courtesy Oji
Lane 245 Maoming Bei Lu
Hidden behind a discreet door in Fengsheng Li is master bartender Naoji Oji and his dimly lit drinking den. The vibe here is a little more playful than the usual Japanese bar, but that doesn’t mean the staff aren’t serious about good cocktails. Drinks are mixed to taste and with skilled hands – plus, if you’re lucky you might get to watch Oji himself open a bottle of champagne with a sword.
Venue name: Oji
Opening hours: 7.30pm-3am daily
Metro: Nanjing Xi Lu
English address: Second Floor Lane 245, Maoming Bei Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu, Jingan district
Chinese address: 茂名北路245弄2楼,近南京西路