Izakaya Opens till Late Night in Shibuya
Enjoying awesome food and drinks at late night is always fun, especially with your good friends. But isn't it always hard to find a good restaurant opens late when you don't know the area?
In Shibuya (so as other cities in Tokyo), many restaurants close between 10:30-12:00. This list will help you get away from wasting time wondering around hungry!
I categorized in a price point so chose the one that suit your budget.
Sun, Ho 18:00 24:00
If you are looking for a good gut (horumon) BBQ, this is the place. It's in the middle of Love Hotel area so it's definitely a hidden spot even for locals. They have regular meat and Izakaya side menus so you can still enjoy Ajikuara even if you are not into gut meat. I usually order thick cut tongue (atsugiri tan) and lightly roasted liver (aburi reba). You've got to try them!
Mon-Thu, Sun 17:30-24:00
Fri, Sat 17:30-25:00
Izakaya/Sake Bar/Japanese Fusion
I have been to Iwao several times and I keep on going back for their friendly customer service and good selection of sake. Of course their food is awesome too. Nothing will disappoint you. The restaurant was originally a old folk house build 70 years ago and renovated beautifully. The small entrance reminds me of traditional tea arbor. Just a note, Iwao opens until 1 AM only on Fridays and Saturdays.
Sun, Ho 12:00-24:00
Japanese BBQ/ Izakaya
Takibiya offers A-rank quality of meat and their specialty `Nikuno Hymalaya' (800g of Meat Chunk) kills every meat lovers. They open until 2PM except Sundays and Holidays. I love their BBQ but I usually go there for lunch to eat it cheaper.
Izakaya/Japanese Fusion/Dining Bar
Japanese restaurants usually give you 'fancy' potion but not at this place. Great value! Food menu is nothing crazy creative but just a basic Izakaya menu works for me. Imamomukashimo is loacated very close from the station, about 3 minutes walk from East Exit of Shibuya Station.
¥¥ : 3,000-4,000
All tables are private room at Hakata Jidori so You can free yourself without worrying about table around you. Hakata is known as a foodie city and here you can enjoy Hakata style food without traveling hours! It offers a great course deal with all-you-can-drink staring from ¥3,980. If you are a big drinker, you might want to check this place out.
Toto means Fish, tori means chicken and ton means pork - Yes, basically this place has everything. I used to come here when I was young... because I had no money and wanted to drink all night! Their all-you-can-drink course package is 3 hours where other restaurants usually offer 2 hours. Tototoriton offers a great value but if you are looking for a quiet place, you might want to pick a different restaurant.
Mon, Sun, Ho 16:00-25:00
Kushikatsu Tanaka is an Osaka style deep-fried skewer restaurants. So what can be on skewers? Anything! They have a dipping sauce for kushiage which is mild and sweat kind of like a light BBQ sauce. Dipping in a sauce twice is a big NO-NO in Osaka, so please don't do it and get yelled at by the owner! It's a chain restaurant so you can find another one in different areas. (There are 3 in Shibuya!)
This is Paolo's favorite because he loves Yakitori and it's REALLY CHEAP. It is also a chain restaurant that you can find everywhere in Shibuya, but it's always full. If you are on a budget but still need to eat yakitori, Torikizoku is your choice.