The 5 Best Izakayas (Japanese-Style Bar) in Ikebukuro, Tokyo!
Wondering what and where to eat for dinner in Ikebukuro? Give it a try "izakaya", or Japanese-style bars, where you can try a variety of Japanese food and drinks which are reasonably priced. Here is a list of the most popular izakayas you should go in Ikebukuro!
The drink menu includes beer, whiskey, wine, sake, and cocktails. Their food menu is mainly yakitori (Japanese traditional grilled chicken on sticks), this is one reason why Torikizoku attracts foreign visitors.
Isomaru Suisan (磯丸水産)
At Isomaru Suisan, You can enjoy grilling the seafood on the table by yourself. Their seafood, such as shrimp and scallops, is amazingly fresh. And the great thing is they are not expensive compared to other seafood restaurants and pubs. The atmosphere is very lively.
They have a wide variety of seafood items to choose from. You can also get a course menu which includes sashimi (raw fish slices), grilled fish, fried noodles, and more ranging from 3500 yen to 6000 yen. The course also includes all-you-can-drink!
They have a great selection of sake (over 150 kinds!) from all over the country which you can rarely find at other izakayas and restaurants. Appreciate the taste and flavors of sake with delicious, seasonal appetizers.
Their menu is mainly meat dishes like wagyu (Japanese beef) steakss and chicken, but as izakayas offer a wide food menu, you can also enjoy seafood and vegetables. They also offer a variety of cocktails as well as sake, beer and whiskeys which go well with the quality meat dishes.
- I love traveling and eating. My favorites are everything matcha and cheesecakes.