This review of Devilcraft Kanda has been a long time coming – not because I’m lazy or anything like that but that’s it always booked out whenever I want to go. I guess if I went by myself, then I could get a seat at the counter on the first floor, but Devilcraft Kanda feels like it should be a group experience. Pizza and craft beer seems to be a big hit in Japan now, with plenty of joints like this opening up, but there is only one place that keeps us coming back for the pizza. Well, Devilcraft Hamamatsucho also keeps us coming back too.
If you haven’t been to either branch then what has stopped you, besides the aforementioned fully booked out nature of the place? Without wanting to rehash the Devilcraft Hamamatsucho review too much, Devilcraft Kanda is the original place where it all got started, back in 2011. Chicago style pizzas were pretty much unheard of and a new place was born.
Devilcraft Kanda is located about two minutes from JR Kanda station if you know where you are going. I keep getting lost, no matter how many times I go there and always end up having to ask for directions, mainly because JR Kanda station confuses me. It’s a narrow building but if you see a crowd hanging around outside a building, then you’ve found it. There are three floors to the building, with each floor being able to accommodate about 15 people at a squeeze. There were five of us when we went, four big people and one tiny person. It wasn’t as tight as we had thought but it was still pretty close.
The beers at Devilcraft Kanda are priced either by half-size or per pint. We were paying between ¥1000-¥1200 for the large, about 450ml size, and ¥600-¥800 for the small, about 250ml size. We just missed out on the happy hour, but on weekdays from 17.00-18.00 and at weekends and holidays from 15.00-17.00, all drinks ¥100 off. Japanese domestic beers tended to be on the cheaper end of the scale for both large and small sizes.
The food is the same as the Devilcraft Hamamatsucho branch so we won’t go into that in too much detail but there are some seasonal specials that differ in terms of pizzas. Likewise, all prices include tax and it’s all non-smoking.
Devilcraft Kanda One Paragraph Review
DevilCraft Kanda is well-worth a visit for some Japanese craft beer and pizza. It’s a cosy, intimate place that offers great food but make sure you check out the beer list on their homepage as both branches differ on a daily basis.
DevilCraft Kanda Details
Open: Mon-Fri 17:00 ~ 23:30 (Pizza L.O 22:00 Drinks 23:00), Sat 15:00 ~ 23:30 (Pizza L.O 22:00 Drinks 23:00), Sun / National holidays 15:00~ 22:00 (Pizza L.O 21:00 Drinks 21:30)
Address: Ishikawa Bldg 4-2-3 Nihonbashi-muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0022
Website: DevilCraft Kanda homepage
How to Get to DevilCraft Kanda
The closest station is JR Kanda on the Yamanote line. Take the south exit and walk. It’s about a two-minute walk, if you don’t get lost.