This creative Tokyo izakaya is known for working wonders with seafood! Join Chef Hirata and see how he prepares “ika no shiokara,” a Japanese dish made of squid that is fermented in a mix of its own innards and salt. Great for adventurous eaters who love to try new things, this is one dining experience you’ll only find in Japan!
Chef Hirata is not only the owner, but also a certified “kikizake-shi” (“sake sommelier” in Japanese), and he brings his enthusiasm and love for nihonshu to all of his guests, choosing delicious rice wine to complement the dishes. With his guidance, you’ll enjoy a tasting of 3 different types of sake, and hear about his food and sake pairing recommendations. Alongside the sake tasting, there will be snacks such as edamame and tsukemono (Japanese pickles). In addition to tickling your tastebuds with tantalizing new flavor combinations, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the national beverage of Japan during this sake tasting in Tokyo.
Tired of the basic sushi, ramen, and tonkatsu? If you’re searching for unique food experiences in Japan, look no further than this dining experience with fermented squid and sake tasting with a licensed sake sommelier. Spend an evening Enjoying classic and traditional Japanese izakaya snacks, and maybe even discover your new favorite sake brand!
See how “ika no shiokara,” a uniquely Japanese dish, is made and try it for yourself
Learn from Chef Hirata, the restaurant’s owner and sake sommelier, during a sake tasting
Snack on classic izakaya bar foods like edamame and tsukemono
Try ika no shiokara (Japanese fermented squid)
Japanese sake tasting (3 types)
Japanese snacks (like pickles, edamame)
Meeting Point and Meeting Time:
4-minute walk from Oji Station (Tokyo Metro)
Please note that the English level of the chef and staff is limited, but there are English materials available
The legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years old and non-alcoholic beverages will be served to those under age