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Shirube Shimokitazawa

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Japanese, Bar, Asian
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar

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All reviews mackerel sashimi tofu prawns salad beef all you can drink great fun dining experience ordering food japanese izakaya cream cheese amazing food flaming bamboo shoes atmosphere
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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Sure it’s a tourist friendly Izakaya so enjoy ! As always in Japan the service is first class, the place feel super authentic and the food we tried really good. Maybe you will make friends with your local neighbors as we did. Overall 100% recommended...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank davmagn
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Real and authentic Izakaya (japanese local). Great and spectacular food. If you want to taste real japanese local food there is no hesitation: come here!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ComeMundo
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We came as a group of 4 with 2 kids, no reservation and not really knowing what to expect but got seated straight away, it quickly filled up! We ordered basically everything accept the sashimi catch of day. We felt the food was reasonable nothing...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 376joshc
Reviewed 3 July 2018

A typical izakaya where you have to take off your shoes on entering. The food was delicious, especially the signature mackerel which they torch at your table. We chose the 4,000 yen course that includes an all-you-can-drink menu and set food - it was more...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Summerdayz86
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This is a really fun Izakaya in the Shimo-Katazawa neighborhood. I'm not sure if this goes on every night, but when our group was there, we had a $40 per person 12 course "tapas" style meal, with all the sake and beer you can drink....More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank expobob
Reviewed 30 March 2018

I loved the food I ate here - the mackerel, braised beef and karaage were all perfectly cooked, flavoured, and presented. There was nothing to fault in the food. The atmosphere was also great - a vibrant izakaya with a bar around a central kitchen,...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank DanielBry
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

A good place for dinner and some Drinks. Staff are nice. We stayed in the bar area for the full experience. We enjoyed the mackerel, avocado and the shrimp with spicy mayo. Everything we ate tastes perfect.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank cbmallari
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Must order : flaming mackerel, cheese tofu, fried shrimp with chili mayo sauce, karage with sweet and sour sauce. We also ordered oden and dry cured chicken which we found it not so special. Also, great ambience...

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 410vaniah
Reviewed 8 February 2018

I didn't know what to expect but this place is great on so many fronts. It was busy and noisy with lots of happy people having a great dining experience, the vibrancy was tangible. Service was friendly and quick with dynamic staff who kept things...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Jimalisongrant
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Friendly place, with some English speaking staff, and excellent food. Had the mackerel specialty, "torched" right before your eyes! More than just a novelty, the fish tasted great. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2018
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