10 Interesting Izakaya to Go in Shibuya

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Shibuya is a ward in Tokyo Japan. There are 23 city wards in Tokyo and Shibuya is one of them. Shibuya has many attractions and is quite famous for its tourist scene. But the best thing about Shibuya is definitely its izakayas. Here is a list of 10 interesting izakayas to go in Shibuya.

1. Gonpachi Nishiazabu

Have you seen Kill Bill? Do you remember the epic fight scene between the Bride and the crazy 88 gang of O-Ren Ishi? That scene is one of the most iconic fight scenes in movie history and that was filmed in Gonpachi Nishiazabu! Can you think of a better izakaya to have a great time in? No!


  • Name: Gonpachi Nishiazabu
  • Address: 1-13-11 Nishi-Azabu, Minato 106-0031, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Phone: +81 3-5771-0170

2. Kaikaya

Kaikaya is the heaven for sea food lovers. You’ll find the most delicious Sushi and Sashimi in the izakaya.  The place is amazing and the atmosphere is lovely. On top of that, they have menus in English so you won’t get lost in translation!


  • Name: Kikaya
  • Address: Shibuya, 東京都 〒150-0044, Japan
  • Price range¥2,001-4,000
  • Website: kaikaya.com

3. 35 Steps Bistro

35 Steps Bistro is famous for their grilled sea food items. Moreover for some dishes they flame and grill the fish right in front of you! The place is decorated in traditional Japanese style. The service is lovely. If you book ahead, you could sit at the chef’s table and eat special dishes recommended by the chef himself!


  • Name: 35 Step Bistro
  • Address: 1-1 Maruyamacho | B1F Shibuya City Hotel, Shibuya
  • Phone: +81 3-3770-9835

4. Gonpachi Shibuya

This izakaya is among one of the posh ones.  It’s on the 14th floor. You can enjoy the city view while having your delicious meal. If you want to have a party or get together this is the perfect place. They have big private rooms for such occasions. If you want to have an authentic riori experience you should check this place out.


  • Name: Gonpachi Shibuya
  • Address: Shibuya, 東京都 〒150-0044, Japan
  • Price range: ¥2,001-4,000
  • Website:gonpachi.jp/shibuya

5. Izakaya Vin

If you are an enthusiast of fine wine, Izakaya Vin should be your choice. They have a wide collection of good wine. The food is delicious and the dessert items are particularly good. The restaurant is three stories. The service is friendly. You’d enjoy yourself in Izakaya Vin.


  • Name: Izakaya Vin
  • Address: 1-5-7 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Phone: +81 3-3496-2467

6. Sakanya Gowan

Sakanaya Gowan is another amazing restaurant for authentic Japanese foods. Their sushi and sashimi menu is full of exciting dishes. Have you ever tried eating a live shrimp that moves inside your mouth? Sakanaya Gowan is the place to try this!


  • Name: Sakanaya Gowan
  • Address: 11-11 Udagawacho | 1F Ryuko Bldg., Shibuya
  • Phone: +81 3-5728-8408

7. Shirube Shibuya

Shirube Shibuya is an amazing fusion izakaya. Not only the food served in there is great but their service style is unique! They’ll provide you with a whiteboard and marker and a flashlight! When you want to order something, you write that down on the whiteboard and flash the light and a waiter will come take your order!


  • Name: Shirube Shibuya
  • Address: Shibuya, 東京都 〒150-0042, Japan near Shibuya Station
  • Price range: ¥2,001-4,000

8. Tengu Izakaya, Shibuya

Tengu Izakaya Shibuya is one of the top rated izakayas according to Yelp. This is another fusion izakaya. You’ll get to order foods from different cuisines aside from authentic Japanese dishes. The food is prepared right in front of you and the view is worth paying a visit to.


  • Name: Tengu Izakaya Shibuya
  • Address: Shoto, Shibuya Station
  • Phone: +81 3 3496 6423

9. Sushi Izakaya Macchan

Sushi Izakaya Macchan is famous for serving local foods. The place is nice and their Japanese dishes are mouth watering. You don’t have to wait much long to receive the food after you order. Thier service is super fast. If you’re in a hurry and need to have a quick meal, this is the place for you.


  • Name: Shishi Izakay Macchan
  • Address: 7-13-11 Roppongi, Minato 106-0032 , Tokyo Prefecture
  • Phone: +81 3-5775-7707

10. Sanju Bunkamuradori

Sanju Bunkamuradori is a modern style izakaya in Shibuya. They are known for their consistent performance. If you’re a fan of Tofu, you’ll love this place. Their warm tofu is delicious! Their snack items are fresh and crunchy and mouth-watering.


  • Name: Sanju Bunkamuradori
  • Address: 2-23-12 Dogenzaka | 1F Fontis Building, Shibuya
  • Phone: +81 3-3770-0019

In your trip to Shibuya, you must try one of the izakayas mentioned above. There are hundreds of izakayas in the city and not all of them are great. You don’t want to waste your time and money and have a mediocre experience by going into a sub-par izakaya, do you? So, pick an izakaya from the list and indulge in the most delicious foods of Japanese cuisine.

Have a good trip and travel!