Ebisu has developed rapidly over the passing of time. There are plenty of restaurants, izakaya, cafes, bars, and other dining establishments that will make even the pickiest of eaters nod their head in approval.
The joy of finding a hidden gem in Ebisu is always a good thing. Why? Because it gives you a place where you can enjoy delicious food without waiting in line! Izakayas has played a vital role in order to keep the nightlife active in the city. They are a great place to enjoy food and drinks alone or in the company of family and friends.
Make sure to check these 10 izakayas in Ebisu for excellent food and drinks.
1. Ebisu Dedesuke (恵比寿でですけ)
Ebisu Dedesuke is one of the best izakayas in Ebisu, and it is well-known for their charcoal-grilled delicacies. Have a feast with your favorite grilled chicken (yakitori), pork, beef, and other seasonal delicacies. They also serve teppanyaki steaks and roast beef. They also have a decent collection of wines, sake, and shochu that is perfect for a group gathering.
Address: 2F, 1-8-14, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.dedesuke.com/ebisu (Japanese Only)
2. Ginpei (銀平)
Ginpei is a popular izakaya known for their delicious seafood cuisine. They pride themselves in their ability to bring out the natural flavors of their seafood dishes. Two of their highly recommended dishes are nizakana (simmered fish) and taimeshi (rice cooked with sea bream). Make sure to give them a visit!
Address: 4-20-3, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
3. Sorano (空野)
Sorano is a unique izakaya that serves soy-based delicacies. So what can you expect from their menu? Tofu dishes and others that are accompanied by soy sauce. You can choose to dine at the sitting bar or the tatami rooms if you come as a group. A good place to eat vegetarian dishes and explore the wonders of tofu.
Address: 4-7-2, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
4. Toriboshi (鳥星)
Toriboshi is only a minute walk from the JR Ebisu Station West Exit. This izakaya has stuck to the basics and made sure that their yakitori (grilled chicken) and other dishes will not disappoint their customers. Everything here is reasonably priced including the wine. It is one of the hidden gems of Ebisu.
Address: Big stone bldg. B1, 1-7-2, Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo,
5. Darumasan ga Yaichatta (だるまさんが焼いちゃった)
Darumasan ga Yaichatta will give you a something to think about, and that is none other than Okonomiyaki and Monjyayaki! They are open till 4:00 am on Fridays and day before holidays, and that means more time for eating and drinking among friends and acquaintances. Enjoy more than 50 types of teppan dishes. It may not be that extravagant, but they do have a good selection of shochu and ume (plum) wine for you to enjoy.
Address: 1-9-3, Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
6. Atelui (アテルイ)
Atelui is known for their seafood ingredients that came from Hokkaido. The owner has a passion for fishing, and he understands that the best ingredients will give out the best flavors. Take note that you need to get a reservation before going here. They treat their customers dearly, so they make sure to give them the best hospitality every time.
Address: Kimura bldg. 2F, 1-8-10, Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
7. Sakura Hibiki (桜響)
Sakura Hibiki is a minute walk from the Ebisu Station Exit 3. They serve traditional Japanese cuisines at very affordable prices. Their modern Japanese private rooms are perfect for parties and other special events. Their set courses are delicious and will make your stay worth your while.
Address: 1-8-1, Ebisuminami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo,
8. Bakurou (馬喰ろう)
Bakurou is one of those izakayas that you have to visit at least once. The reason for this is that they serve horse meat delicacies. For those who are not familiar with eating horse meat, going here could prove to be a challenge. However, once you taste it, you’ll be surprised at how delicious it is. Try their horse sashimi and other “rare” horse dishes that you will not see anywhere else in Ebisu.
Address: 1-7-12, Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
9. Shabuyaki Fukunoya (しゃぶ焼 ふくのや)
Shabuyaki Fukunoya is a 2-minute walk from the Ebisu Station. Going here will allow you to experience “Shabu-yaki.” It means having shabu-shabu using crabs as the main ingredients (crab sashimi, crab miso, grilled crab). You can enjoy snow crabs and king crabs in all their crabby goodness. They also have private rooms available.
Address: Keijo Bldg. 4F, 1-8-9 Ebisuminami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
10. Oouo (大魚)
Oouo is another traditional izakaya that serves your favorite seafood sashimi. There are also other dishes like the shrimp avocado spinach salad, shelled scallops, oysters, cheese, tempura, and seafood bowl. All of them are reasonably priced, so you are bound to have a great time.
Address: 1-10-8, Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Data is as of August 2019