izakaya

Japan’s new canned chu-hai with fresh lemon slice: disappointing gimmick or drink revelation?

Future Lemon Sour is a world-first, but does it really recreate the izakaya experience at home?

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Japan unveils world’s first chu-hai with fresh lemon slice in can so every drink tastes different

A world-first lemon sour that lets you bring that izakaya feel home with you.

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Tokyo restaurant finds heartwarming way to lure people away from ramen and back to set meals

A Japanese restaurant with a whole lot of food…and a whole lot of heart.

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Hoisu: The phantom Japanese sake that can’t be purchased in stores

A unique, hard-to-find drink only ordered by those in the know at some izakaya taverns.

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Fisherman’s izakaya serves up awesome fresh seafood in Tokyo

Some of the best sushi bowls you’ll find in the city.

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Neo Shinjuku Atsushi: New cyberpunk restaurant bar serves post-apocalyptic food in Tokyo

Like stepping into a futuristic world where everyone lives — and plays —  underground. 

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Stunning Japanese restaurant is like eating in a samurai residence

If you’re looking for a very Japanese experience, this is a place you’ll need to put on the itinerary.

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Survey responds to the most important factors when deciding which izakaya to go to

If you’re looking to visit an izakaya, a traditional Japanese pub, here’s some insight about how Japanese people make their picks to help guide yours.

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Japanese restaurant chain causes a stir with foreigners online, but is it any good?

We find out if this yakitori chain is really worth visiting. 

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Shinjuku izakaya’s all-you-can-eat-and-drink plan is one of Tokyo’s best secret cheap eats

Sushi, sashimi, and yakitori galore, but only for diners who know where to find it!

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Why is there a wrestling ring in the Underground Arena fighting bar in Kabukicho?

Investigating the underbelly of Tokyo in one of its most notorious districts.

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We visit super popular tuna specialty joint Izakaya Hitoshi on Okinawa’s Ishigaki Island

After failing to secure a reservation for one month prior to his visit, our reporter gets in with some luck and ascends to tuna heaven.

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Spice up your drinking parties with Tipsy Bar Games based on popular izakaya food

Or keep them at home for game night!

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Golden Japanese toilet appears at “multi-millionaire” izakaya in Tokyo

Everything in this restaurant is covered in gold.

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Japanese restaurant chain now serving perfect recreations of Studio Ghibli food【Photos】

And it’s located conveniently close to the Studio Ghibli theme park.

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Nike releases izakaya sneakers in Japan【Photos】

New Nike Air Force 1 Mid release is an homage to Japanese drinking taverns.

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Chowing down on dirt-cheap gyoza and insane portions at Fukuoka’s Gyoza Supermarket Pub

Despite gyoza taking the center stage at this restaurant, something else on the menu provided the biggest shock of all.

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We visit izakaya in Thailand billed as “Middle Aged Man’s Paradise”, try food that’s illegal in Japan

Thankfully our reporter lived to tell the tale.

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Japanese oden maker revolutionises the way we eat at home…with a few adjustments

New kitchen gadget lets you live out your 7-Eleven oden dreams at home. 

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How a bar in Kabukicho scammed one diner out of their money, and how it can happen to you too

Receipt shows the sneaky extra charges you need to watch out for. 

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