4 recommended izakayas in Ebisu Yokocho

4 recommended izakayas in Ebisu Yokocho

Ebisu Yokocho sake izakaya

“Ebisu Yokocho” is a 2-minute walk from JR Ebisu Station East Exit. In the stylish city of Ebisu, a unique deep atmosphere is a popular spot. Here are some of the recommended izakayas in Ebisu Yokocho (hereinafter referred to as Yokocho) with such famous shops. (Please also see the article of Shimbashi Guard Shita Yokocho https://tokyonightowl.jp/news/ 4 Recommended Taverns in Shimbashi Guard Shimoyokocho.html)

This is a must-see for anyone looking for an izakaya in Yokocho.

① Nikuzushi

Nikuzushi(Meat sushi) is an Izakaya where you can eat a wide variety of meats such as Japanese beef, horse meat, chicken and pork as sushi.Business hours are from 18:00 to 2:00 on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays (open every day from 18:00 to 24:00 on other days).As you can see from the name of the izakaya, meat sushi is a popular menu, where you can taste not only raw beef but also raw horse meat sushi. There are plenty of meat-based snacks, such as seared horse meat slices, so it’s a good Izakaya in Ebisu Yokocho where you can enjoy eating dishes mainly or enjoy alcohol with delicious meat sushi.


② Jun Chan

Jun chan is a popular izakaya in Yokocho where you can enjoy local alcohol and dishes from Kyushu. The interior is made with the image of the atmosphere of a Hakata(Fukuoka) stand. Business hours are from 17:00 to 3:00. The popular menu is Gyusuji Nikomi (Beef Tendons Simmered in Soy Sauce) and almost everyone orders it. In this izakaya, you can enjoy local Japanese sake such as “Yamada Nishiki” and “Niwa no Uguisu” as well as Kyushu specialties such as Basashi(=raw horse meat) and Mentaiko(=spicy cod roe).There is also a famous Tonkotsu ramen(=ramen in a white, rich, pork based soup) in Hakata(Fukuoka) to call it a night, so it’s a recommended izakaya in Yokocho. 


③ Wine&Vegetable Takahashi San

Takahashi San is the only izakaya in Yokocho where you can enjoy wine. It is an Izakaya with relatively short business hours in Ebisu Yokocho from 18:00 to 1:00. In addition, it is an izakaya with only 7 counter seats, but wine from various production areas such as France, California, South Africa, Spain etc. is prepared and it is recommended for wine lovers.This izakaya’s cuisine is only made of vegetables, and it is served only by simple cooking, whether the vegetables that match the wine are baked or steamed. There are also rare vegetables, and it is an izakaya in Ebisu Yokocho where you can enjoy the original sweetness of vegetables and wines from various regions.  


④ Kinoko

As the name suggests, Kinoko(mushroom) is an unique izakaya in Yokocho, a specialty mushroom restaurant. Open from 17:00 to 5:00 from Monday to Saturday, and from 17:00 to 1:00 on public holidays, closed on Sundays. Grilled shiitake and mushroom tempura are popular dishes, but there are various mushroom dishes such as mushroom omelet and mushroom with ponzu, which are recommended for mushroom lovers. This restaurant is also recommended for those who want to have a rare experience of drinking alcohol with mushrooms.


How was it? This time, we introduced the recommended izakayas of the popular Ebisu Yokocho. Of course, there are many other izakayas as well as the izakaya introduced here. When you drink at Ebisu, please visit. The site also has an Ebisu Yokocho tour, so please use it if you are interested.



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