Izakaya also is known as the Japanese version of pubs had been around for a very long time. The city of Sendai in the Tohoku Region, where nature, culture, and modern technology blend together in perfect harmony have countless izakayas that has their own unique specialties.

Drinking alcoholic drinks on a casual basis is good for the body. It helps you relieve stress and gives you time to unwind. For best results, it would be best to invite your drinking buddies and head toward these 10 izakayas in Sendai for a great time.

1. Chocho (ちょーちょ)

Chocho is a very popular izakaya in Sendai. Their seafood delicacies, as well as other local specialties, are quite delicious. They also have a great selection of sake for those who love to drink. The service is great and the atmosphere is perfect for those who are planning to go there as a group. Definitely one of the most highly recommended izakaya in Sendai.

Address: 3-4-27 Kokubun-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi

Website: https://cho-cho.net (Japanese Only)

2. Kuranosho (蔵の庄)

Kuranosho is a very lively izakaya. They have a great selection of dishes that cater to a wide audience. Whether you prefer to eat seafood, meat dishes, grilled, fried or hotpots, you’re bound to have a delicious dining experience. Since it is one of the popular places in town, it would be best to get a reservation in advance so that you won’t have to wait in line before entering the izakaya.

Address: AK Building 4F, 1-8-38, Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi

Website: http://kuranosho.jp (Japanese Only)

3. Shoya (笑家)

Shoya is located at the basement of Sendai Central Building. A hidden gem where you can enjoy good food and drinks with your friends and acquaintances. The rates here are very affordable and you can recommend this izakaya to anyone. They also have an all-you-can-drink course that includes draft beer, shochu, and sake.

Address: 4-1-1 Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi

Website: http://sho-yaizakaya.com (Japanese Only)

4. Tenkai No Robata (天海のろばた)

Tenkai No Robata is an izakaya that mostly serve seafood dishes. It is an izakaya that is pretty close to the Sendai station. All the ingredients here are fresh and you can taste it on your sashimi. You can also order side dishes like pickled eggplants and tempura to have some variety on your table. Their menu has pictures in them, so ordering is much easier.

Address: 1-6-1 Chuo Aoba-ku Sendai Miyagi

Website: https://tenkainorobata.owst.jp/en/

5. Washokudokoro Oban (和食処 大ばん)

Washokudokoro Oban is a traditional Japanese izakaya that serves various Japanese dishes. If you’re new in Japan, it is a great opportunity to enjoy these local specialty dishes with their course menu. Of course, you can also order things that you are familiar with like tempura and the likes. Their all-you-can-drink course menu is highly recommended as well.

Address: 1-7-6 Nishihara Building B1F, Aoba ku, Sendai, Miyagi

Website: http://oban.syokuyuraku.com (Japanese Only)

6. Yaoyorozu (やおよろず)

Yaoyorozu is an izakaya that is quite hidden, and you may have a hard time finding it unless someone can point you in the right direction. They have a good selection of sake that came from all over the country while focusing on the sake from Tohoku Region. Their dishes are delicious, and it will be better if you have someone to share it with. A nice place to spend some time after work and enjoy the company of your drinking buddies.

Address:4-1-15 Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi

Website: https://construct-morment.com/yaoyorozu/ (Japanese Only)

7. Kojiya Jintaro (麹や 仁太郎)

Kojiya Jintaro is an izakaya that has some unique dishes like grilled gyutan (beef tongue) flavored with Koji (rice malt). They also have private rooms that are perfect for group parties. Tasty local delicacies cooked the traditional way will make your day complete. While there are not many options, they do have 30 local sake that will gain your nod of approval.

Address: Colonial Building 2F, 2-5-18 Kokubun-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi-ken

Website: http://aqcorp.jp/kojiyanitaro-honten/ (Japanese Only)

8. Jou Jou (寿寿)

Jou Jou is one of those places that can instantly become one of your favorite hang-out joints. The food is great, and the staffs are friendly and efficient. They have a nice atmosphere, and they have a decent collection of sake and shochu. A nice place to spend the evening alone or with the company of friends.

Address: 2nd Musashi Building 1F, 4-5-2, Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi

Website: https://www.conception-gp.com/joujou/index.html (Japanese Only)

9. Tochiya (とち屋)

Tochiya is an izakaya with a lively atmosphere. They have a good variety of dishes, and some of them are not seen in other izakayas. Their salads are healthy, delicious, and their sake highly compliments their menu. A great place to recommend to your friends and acquaintances.

Address: Luna Park Ichibancho Building 2F, 1-6-1 Kokubun-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi

Website: http://www.tochi-ya.com/ichiban.html (Japanese Only)

10. Hey! Shuhei (Hey! 周平)

Hey! Shuhei is a small and narrow izakaya with a very traditional feel. The food here is delicious and their octopus is highly recommended. A gem that is worth searching for in the city. Since this is a very popular izakaya, getting a reservation is a must.

Address: Miura Building 1F, 2-4-2 Tsutsujigaoka Miyagino-ku, Sendai, Miyagi

Website: http://www.shu-hei.com/hey.html (Japanese Only)


Data is as of February 2019

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