Tuesday, June 12, 2007

An izakaya, Japanese pub, under a railway, in Shinbashi, Tokyo

An izakaya, Japanese pub, under a railway, in Shinbashi, Tokyo

6 Comments:

At 1:27 AM, Blogger Strangetastes said...

I went to an izakaya in Shinjuku with some English people, one of whom spoke good Japanese. It was great fun. The owner was amused by having all the European faces around the counter and kept bringing us more and more delicious food.

Bob

St. Louis Missouri Daily Photo Blog

 
At 1:56 AM, Blogger tornados28 said...

I love those places. One of my favorite things about Japan.

 
At 5:00 AM, Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

What kind of food do they serve here? Yakitori or sushi or ramen?

 
At 4:03 PM, Anonymous Raquel said...

Hi dear Macky =O))

What is the mean of izakaya? "ya" means shop, but izaka ¿¿??. Does it come from iza and naka (naka= inside)?, ohhh what a messs!!! jajaja =O)).

I love this kind of places, and it seems this one is "totemo nigiyakana" ( highly crowded), ii desu ne ( isn't it? ) =O))

A wram greeting
Raquel

 
At 2:03 AM, Blogger tornados28 said...

Izakaya's serve Yakitori I believe.

 
At 7:33 AM, Blogger macky said...

Thank you very much for the comments:-))
strangetastes,
When I took this photo, some Europeans sat on the small chair and enjoyed dining. I was rather surprised that they enjoy this kind of very domestic bar. Did you enjoy Yakitori?

tomados,
Izakaya is very popular bar in Japan and many business persons like it.
Yes, Izakaya usually serves many kind of yakitori and very popular food among customers. Most of customers order them.

ming,
Many izakayas serve Yamitori, boiled beams, cold tofu, sashimi(sliced raw fish), stewed meal and so on. They usually don't serve sushi and ramen. Your previous comments and article on your blog show that Yakitori is popular in NYC, isn't it?

raquel,
Thanks for the comment.
You seem to study Japanese very hard!! Excellent!
Izaka=i+zaka.
I=staying or living or being.
zaka=Japanese sake
So "izaka" means just like a place for sitting down and enjoying sake.

 

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