Izakayas in Tokyo

What is an Izakaya?

An izakaya is a type of Japanese restaurant, which along with food serves mainly Japanese alcohol such as beer, shochu, whiskey, and mixed drinks.

A distinct quality of an izakaya is the food. Izakayas typically serve Japanese dishes which pair well with alcohol. Part of the fun of izakayas is the shared experience of eating and drinking, and typically you will order dishes to be shared by your whole table. These dishes tend to be quite affordable, and popular orders include edamame (soy beans), french fries, or fried chicken. If you feel like a treat then you could go for a sashimi plate!

If you are dining with a group of friends or colleagues, it is also customary to order a multi-course menu. Course menus typically have 8 to 10 courses and include 2 to 3 hours of all-you-can-drink. You can expect to pay 3,000~5,000jpy per person.

In recent years, izakayas of different styles and themes have become popular. Examples include izakayas with Western cuisine, or izakayas with private rooms. Of course, you can always find traditional izakayas too. Whatever you choose, you’re guaranteed a good time!



Let Groupon help!

According to Japan’s Tourism Agency, the number one difficulty visitors face in Japan is “Communication”. Most visitors do not speak Japanese, and only about 5% of Japanese are able to communicate smoothly in English.

Situations in restaurants where visitors need help*:

  1. Ordering food - 65.8%
  2. Looking for a restaurant - 32.9%
  3. Instructions on how to eat - 32.2%
  4. Being shown to their seats - 8.4%
  5. Paying the bill - 8.3%

Let Groupon take a load off your shoulders! We have taken steps to make your dining experience as smooth as possible.

Course menus are accompanied by pictures to help you visualize the dishes, and if you choose a coupon with our booking tool, you can make your reservation right on the spot in a few clicks.

It doesn’t hurt that you’ll be enjoying your meal at a discount!

At Groupon Japan, you can find a number of English deals aimed to help make your trip as enjoyable as possible. Check them out!

*Reference : Japan Tourism Agency - "Survey regarding the preparedness for welcoming foreign visitors" results

Basashiya Masashi


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