Enjoy Japanese Dishes with Locals at an Izakaya in Tokyo!

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Looking for a real local meal? Want some real Japanese food other than Sushi and Tempura? Wonder what they eat and drink at local restaurants?
Scares on restaurants without English menus?
We can help you!! We will bring you Izakaya in Tokyo!

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  • You can enjoy your favorite Japanese dish, and we will also introduce you to many izakaya dishes that you haven't tried before!
  • Enjoy the fun chat with local buddies!
  • Experience the common life with Japanese locals!
  • There's no need to worry about language, we will assist you with Japanese.

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Ask your local buddies!

Important Information

Please message your good location from Shibuya, Shinjuku or Ginza,
and let us know the food you can't eat for your allergy or your religion.

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  • 日本語 (Fluent)
  • English (Intermediate)

I feel very sorry that not many local restaurants in Japan are convenient for overseas visitors because of very few English menus and English-speaking staffs:(
I have many local Japanese members who would love to help them to enjoy various Japanese dishes at izakaya restaurant with chatting about each other's country.
Izakaya is a Japanese common style restaurant to enjoy dinner and sake, and a place of social gathering for Japanese people to go with friends or coworkers after work.
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Reviews (61)

  • Jeremy Jeremy

    A "Must Do" for anyone visiting Japan

    This was the best experience we had while in Japan and I would suggest that everyone do this upon arrival to learn their customs and interact with locals who are more than eager to provide advice.

    My cousin, a friend, and I visited Tokyo for a few days to celebrate my birthday. We arrived on my birthday and met up with our guide, Kei, and his friends who took us to an amazing restaurant that we definitely would not have found ourselves. The entire experience from booking to meeting up with our guide was seamless. Kei was the man! He went above and beyond and even took us to a Shrine festival on his day off from work. I travel the world a lot and my recommendation is:
    DO THIS!

  • Michael Michael

    Lovely to meet a real local

    This worked out well. I loved talking to Satoko about everything and the chance to hear about life in tokyo from genuine people.

  • Gabriela Gabriela

    So much fun!

    It was a great night eating interesting food and chatting with Chiaki and her friends! 100% recommend.

  • Ben Ben

    Kei is great and the night was a blast.

    My girlfriend and I met up with Kei and his friend Chika (sp?) in the Ginza district. He took us to a fantastic restaurant where we ate some intricate meals that were delicious. The night was a blast, but the best part was the conversations we had amongst each other. We got to learn more about the culture and had great dialogue. That interaction alone was totally worth it. Kei and his friend were fun--it's an easy recommendation for anyone looking to enhance their experience in Tokyo.
    Cheers & Kanpai!

  • Claire Eun Claire Eun

    Nice time with Kano san! Highly recommend:)

    I met Kano san in Shibuya and she took me to big izakaya place. She asked me about my food preference before we meet and reserved seat for me. She also recommended raw shrimp menu and it turned out the best menu on that night. It was also a good chance to know how normal Japanese drink and live daily life. Highly recommended to anyone who look for interesting culture exchange and fun night out!

  • Marta Marta

    Dinner with Kei

    We had an amazing time dining with Kei!! He took us to a wonderful place with amazing food, we had a wonderful conversation and he had all the patience in the world to answer all our questions. We felt like we were having dinner with a friend; we couldn't have asked for more!

  • Tom Tom

    Great night of Sake and Conversation

    Not such a good photo but a great night, Toko and Hiromi took me to a very nice Sake bar where we tried a range of different Sakes and some Japanese food - it was great to visit a place I would have never found myself and try new things. We had a great conversation too, thanks a lot!

  • Yu Yu

    Great trip! Great time!

    Everything was wonderful, it felt like getting together with old friends!

  • Pomm Pomm

    A must do if in Tokyo!!

    This experience caught our eyes because we LOVE izakaya and we wanted to have a local experience during our travels. Not only did we go to an incredible izakaya restaurant that we never would have found on our own, but our hosts were 2 incredibly cool guys! We had lots in common and the night was full of fun and laughter. It was a perfect matchup! The restaurant specialized in high quality free range organic chicken. The dishes were very unique and TASTY! The menu wasn't in English but thanks to our new friends we ordered the best stuff! We enjoyed our hosts so much that we all became Facebook friends. We hope they will both come to our home city so we can show them a good time here it return! Thanks Takashi and Yosuke!!!!

  • Gabriel Gabriel

    Best Experience of my Trip

    Wow! Definitely the best part of my trip. Keisuke was such a fun dude and we had an awesome time. Learned so much of the japanese culture and we hit up 2 izakayas