Ryogoku area is famous for its sumo rings, but after watching an engaging match satisfy the stomach becomes a must! Here is a list of 10 best izakayas in Ryogoku area to appease your appetite in the most delicious way!

Beer Club Popeye (麦酒倶楽部 ポパイ)

Beer lovers will find their heaven here!

An Izakaya perfect for a happy hour, a night spent drinking delicious beer with friends or even just a snack. They have over 70 beers on tap every day including those from all over Japan and world. They also serve an original beer ice cream and other beer themed sweets!

Address: 2-18-7 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

website: http://www.lares.dti.ne.jp/~ppy/ (Japanese only)

Price: ¥2,000 – ¥5,000

Nezu Torihana Ryogoku Edo NOREN (根津 鶏はな 両国 江戸 NOREN店)

Here you can find a Japanese hot pot, yakitori and other traditional Japanese dishes. Nezu Torihana’s menu is vast and it may be difficult to decide what to order, but you can count on abundant portions and a smiling service from the staff, which will gladly advice you on the day’s best choice and anything you may need.

Address: 1 Chome 3-20 Yokoami Sumida-ku, Tokyo

website: http://www.tokyoshamo.com/ (Japanese only)

Price: ¥1,000 – ¥5,000

Ami (安美 両国総本店)

Ami is famous for its “chanko nabe”, a very rich hot pot made for sumo wrestlers. Perfect for heavy eaters, but also very good to share! This izakaya is very easy to find, being close to Ryogoku station, but is recommended to book in advance.

Address: 3-26-6 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

website: http://www.sakanaya-group.com/05ami/index.html (Japanese only)

Price: ¥3,000 – ¥5,000

Ryogoku Totoganashi (両国ととがなし)

Ryogoku Tokoganashi too offers quite a variety of chanko pots, all rich in flavor and quantity. The most quoted one? “Yokozuna chan chan”, where you can taste in a single dish chicken, shrimp, crab, seafood, tsukune (meat balls), clamshell and more! This izakaya has thought about the ones who doesn’t know what to drink too: for ¥980 you can try a selection of three sake!

Address: 1-3-10 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

website: https://akr1639130667.owst.jp/en/

Price: ¥1,000 – ¥3,000

Ryogoku Taiko (両国TAIKO)

This is a small and cozy restaurant all managed by family members. In pure Japanese style, here you can find Japanese sake and some varieties of beer. The cooking style is also traditional and quite healthy, with a vast choice of veggie side dishes and with chicken as the principal meat choice. Yakitori (grilled chicken) is the strong point of this izakaya, we highly recommend giving it a try!

Address: 4-19-7 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1312/A131201/13056404/

Price: ¥3,000 – ¥4,000

Monzenchaya Narukuchi (門前茶屋 成る口)

Fish gourmet at your service, here at Monzenchaya Narukuchi. This izakaya offers one of the healthiest cuisine, with tons of seafood, fish and vegetables all arranged in traditional essential presentations. Make sure to try their signature Fukagawameshi, rice topped with clams, etc., cooked in miso.  It is also a brand new izakaya which opened in 2016, so the intern and all the furniture are sparkling new and cozy!

Address: Edo NOREN 1F 1-3-20 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1312/A131201/13203599/

Price: ¥1,000 – ¥2,000

Kushiyaki Maruetsu (串焼き マル徹)

Here at Kushiyaki Maruetsu you can choose between counter seats (first floor), or table seats (second floor) and you may find both the options available even without booking, as this izakaya is pretty spacious. What will you find here? Japanese skewers! You can also include them in a course menu, which is quite rich, and add some oysters too, just to pamper yourself.

Address: 3-24-5 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1312/A131201/13128316/

Price: ¥2,000 – ¥3,000

Taishu Wagyu Sakaba Konroya (大衆和牛酒場 コンロ家)

Here it is another Japanese style pub, this time specialized in hot pot and gourmet meat in general! This izakaya is just 3 minutes on foot from Ryokoku station, so you won’t have any problem finding it. Enjoy the freshness of their meat and have a good drinking night!

Address: MK Building 1F, 3-21-8, Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1312/A131201/13214087/

Price: ¥3,000 – ¥5,000

Yabukyu Ryogoku Edo NOREN (やぶ久 両国江戸NOREN)

A fabulous soba restaurant to widen your food choices and try another Japanese traditional dish. Yabukyu Ryogoku’soba may surprise you! This izakaya’s dishes is made using less ingredients, but with a particular attention to their quality and freshness!

Address: Both editions Edo NOREN 1F 1-3-20 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

website: http://www.yabukyu.com/ (Japanese only)

https://r.gnavi.co.jp/mav7rnp00000/ (Japanese only)

Price: ¥1,000 – ¥3,000

New Kagaya

A dining experience here is also quite inexpensive, an added value to a traditional atmosphere and the delicious flavors of their dishes! New Kagaya’s most recommended dishes are the grilled ones, both fish and meat are available and there is really a huge choice even for the ones who want to stick to vegetables.

Address: 3-21-6 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

website: http://syu-wa.co.jp/shop/%E3%83%8B%E3%83%A5%E3%83%BC%E5%8A%A0%E8%B3%80%E5%B1%8B%E4%B8%A1%E5%9B%BD%E5%BA%97/ (Japanese only)

Price: ¥3,000 – ¥4,000


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