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Yona Yona Beer Works Ebisu in Ebisu, Tokyo 

Yona Yona Beer Works Ebisu Front

Yona Yona Beer Works Ebisu The Bottom Line

Yona Yona Beer Works Ebisu doesn’t offer up anything different to the rest of the chain – and that’s a shame. With identical decor, beer, and food, Yona Yona Beer Works Ebisu is in danger of becoming the McDonald’s of the craft beer world. It would have been nice to have seen something different – perhaps a different theme but I guess people want familiarity with the chain. Like the others, there is no table charge, tax included in the prices, with some English on the menu. There is no happy hour but at least they do have a (limited) beer flight on too.

Yona Yona Beer Works Ebisu The Full Review

Yona Yona Beer Works Ebisu opened in November 2017 in Ebisu – a part of Tokyo that is starting to see a sudden rise in the number of craft beer bars in the area, with enough for a bar crawl now (nudge nudge Joe). The bar is the sixth in the expanding chain of Yona Yona Beer Works, that aren’t actually owned by Yo-Ho Brewing, rather a restaurant company called Wonder Table.

Yona Yona Beer Works Ebisu is located about two minutes from JR Ebisu station, at the north end though so make sure you don’t go towards Yebisu Garden Palace by accident, else you’re going to have a long walk. It’s one of the smaller branches mind, with most of the floor taken up by the big round bar in the middle and the kitchen out back. There is plenty of standing room as you walk in, but the seated areas are dotted around the side and the back. The whole bar is non-smoking, has no table charge, though there is a two and a half hour time limit for those sitting down.

The beers are exactly the same as the other locations, and come up in exactly the same sizes and glasses. Taking note of the Yona Yona Beer Works Kanda location, If you haven’t tried any of the Yo-Ho Brewing range, then either you have escaped their reach from Lawson’s and other stores, such as Seiyu, as the ubiquitous Yona Yona Ale can be found pretty easily now. Beers come in three different sizes: small (¥450 ~ ¥530), medium (¥680 ~ ¥780) and pint (¥900 ~ ¥980) along with a three-beer tasting set of three small beers for ¥1,280 though you can’t choose the limited edition beers or the barley wine in that. There is no happy hour though so don’t expect cheap post work drinks.

The food at Yona Yona Beer Works Ebisu didn’t seem to differ that much from the other locations, with a distinct leaning towards meat and grilled based dishes, but there are a couple of vegetarian options as well. The gyoza are very nice, with tons of coriander and chilli oil, and the coriander spinach salad contains fruit but also nuts, so be warned.

Yona Yona Beer Works Ebisu Details

Open: Weekday 16:00 to 23:30 (L.O Food 22:30 Drink 23:00) Saturday 11:30 to 23:00 (L.O Food 22:00 Drink 22:30) Sunday & Holidays 11:30 to 22:00 (L.O Food 22:00 Drink 22:30)

Happy Hour: None

Phone: 03-5793-1947

Homepage (in Japanese): http://yonayonabeerworks.com/ebisu/

SNS: Facebook

How to Get to Yona Yona Beer Works Ebisu

The closest station to Yona Yona Beer Works Ebisu is JR Ebisu on the Yamanote, Saikyo, and Shonan-Shinjuku lines. The bar can also be reached from the Tokyo Metro station too which is on the Hibiya Line.

About the Author

Rob

Been drinking beer since longer than I can remember. You can find me in a bar, on the slopes, or doing DIY. I enjoy porters, imperial porters, golden ales, and amber / viennas.

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Comments 1

  1. Yo-Ho is pretty much worldwide, not to mention even turning up on the cooler shelf at Don Quijote. (Donki doesn’t stock a bunch of craft beers.)
    It has several beers make it all the way to Chicago (c.v. https://www.beermenus.com/places/7691-bottles-and-cans – click on the loop for ‘Show all cans’).
    Tokyo Black Porter is a solid beer. If I had been with you when you entered this bar, I would have definitely ordered the Tokyo Black Real Ale for ¥830.

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