Shinbashi, also called Shimbashi, is a business and entertainment district in Tokyo. It is often referred to as the ‘convergence point’ of different railway stations in Tokyo, making it a natural hub for travelers.
The nightlife of Shinbashi is filled with merrymaking if you know where to go. There are many karaoke bars, restaurants, izakayas, and cafes that have their own unique specialty and charms. If you’re the type who likes to have a great time with your friends and co-workers, then having fun in an izakaya is a highly recommended option.
Make sure to visit these 10 izakayas in Shinbashi for a wonderful experience.
1. Issei (いっ星)
Issei is just a minute walk from the JR Shimbashi Station Karasumuri Exit 1. It is an Izakaya that is well-known for its delicious food, snacks, and of course its good selection of sake. The most popular items on their menu are the Kyoto-style duck sukiyaki and their special handmade soba. A great place to hangout with family and friends.
Address: B1F, 3-18-7 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
2. Jidoriya Gokuu (地鶏屋ごくう)
Jidoriya Gokuu is an izakaya that serves delicious ‘Bincho charcoal’ grilled chicken skewers (yakitori). It is just a 3-minute walk from the JR Shimbashi Station Hibiya Exit. The izakaya has private rooms that can accommodate groups of people. You can also avail their “unlimited-drinks course” with their dinner courses, and enjoy everything they have to offer. They also have various dishes made with chicken, vegetables, and other delicious dishes that will satisfy your craving.
Address: 2-3-3, Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
3. Joetsu Yasuda (上越やすだ)
Joetsu Yasuda is a well-known restaurant that has assorted fresh sashimi and other seasonal delicacies that are bound to make a lasting impression. Their salt-roasted rosy seabass (Nodoguro), squid tempura, charcoal-grilled meat, crab shell roast, and fruits Anmitsu are some of the recommended items on their menu. It is only a minute walk from the JR Shimbashi Station Ginza Exit 1.
Address: G10 Building 8F, 1-4-5 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
4. Nihonshu Genka Sakagura (日本酒原価酒蔵)
Nihonshu Genka Sakagura is one of the hidden gems in Tokyo where you can enjoy excellent food and sake. Staffs is polite, and the service is impeccable. They have a great variety of sake that is outsourced from all over the country at an extremely reasonable price. If you want to have a great experience and enjoy sake at a very reasonable price, then this is the place you are looking for.
Address: 3-8-5 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
5. Kakureya Shinbashi (隠れ野 新橋)
Kakureya Shinbashi is perfect for events and other special occasions. Just 2-minutes away from Shimbashi Station, this izakaya has private rooms that can seat two or more people. This means that you can go there on a date and enjoy quality food and drinks without worrying about privacy. Their set courses and all-you-can-drink menu are delicious and reasonably priced as well.
Address: 2-9-1 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
6. Ryuchan (竜ちゃん)
Ryuchan is an interesting place to visit because they serve unique delicacies like horse meat, offal hotpot, pork tongue, and other dishes that are unique to this izakaya. If you want to try something new, Ryuchan might just be the place for you.
Address: B1, 3-18-1, Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo,
7. Kojirou (小次朗)
Kojirou is a popular restaurant and it is always crowded during peak hours. The ingredients are always fresh, and the quality of the dishes is excellent. Make sure to try one of their popular dishes like the Salmon Teriyaki when you have the chance!
Address: 3-1-5 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
8. USHIGORO Bambina (うしごろバンビーナ 新橋店)
USHIGORO Bambina is a yakiniku restaurant that serves high-quality A-5 Wagyu Beef. Hidden away in a back alley in Shimbashi, this hidden gem has many delicious things to offer. Choose your favorite ‘choice cuts’ and enjoy cooking them at your own pace. They also serve excellent wine that will match your choice of meat delicacies.
Address: Misawa Bldg. 1F, 2-15-3 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
9. Shinbashi Yakiniku Ryu (新橋焼肉 龍)
Shinbashi Yakiniku Ryu is just a 3-minute walk from the JR Shimbashi Station Hibiya Exit 3. They offer very affordable set courses, and this is the main reason why people frequent this place. They also have an all-you-can-drink course for those who want to eat and drink a lot with their friends.
Address: Arakawa Building 1F, 1-14-7 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
10. Masumoto (田村町升本)
Masumoto is another great alternative if you are looking for an izakaya in Shinbashi. Everything here is reasonably priced and delicious. You can start by drinking a bottle of beer before you enjoy their delicacies like grilled fish, fried tofu, potato salad, and many more excellent dishes that will make your visit worthwhile.
Address: Nishi-Shimbashi Home Building B2, 1-12-10 Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Data is as of October 2019
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