This being part two of my Nezu Night-time Tour with Woodie, we wandered only a block or two from Jinpachi before seeing this place. He recognized it as appearing in one of his vast library of Tokyo drinking spot-related books (seriously), and I thought it looked very promising, if a bit modern. It seems they've been in business 10 years, but did a little refresh and renewal open (as they say) in April this year.
Since I'm in danger of rhapsodizing too much, I'll cut it off there. This izakaya is very much in the mold of 'normal things done perfectly', and as such is a worthy addition to any list of places to check out.
Re-upping my junior membership in the izakaya hunters club...