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Umaya no Shokutaku in Bashamichi, Yokohama

by Rob

Umaya no Shokutaku One Paragraph Review

If you want to try the range of beers from Yokohama Brewery in the best condition, then there is no better location than at Umaya no Shokutaku. The inclusion of tax in the prices, the reasonable prices of beers, and the chilled atmosphere makes it a good little place to come along to as well. There is a smoking area; however, it is behind closed doors and is the smaller area of the second floor. With Bashamichi Taproom down the road though, it’s hard to ignore that it does have to struggle against some very strong competition.

Umaya no Shokutaku

Can’t miss it..

Umaya no Shokutaku Full Review

Umaya no Shokutaku, or as well are going to call it Umaya, wasn’t the second place on our little walking beer tour of Kannai (it was in fact Bashamichi Taproom to try some of the Hatsujozo 2016 IPL), though Umaya was our third place on our walk as it’s located on the same street, just a bit further down towards Sakuragicho. If you haven’t heard of Umaya, then you will have heard of Yokohama Brewery as they use the same premises behind the bar window to brew their beers. During the day, you can see Gojo-san and others scurrying around the bar and sometimes meet them after work too. It’s a bar we’ve been to before but failed to review as we’ve either:

  1. forgotten to take pictures while drinking,
  2. drunk too much to remember to take pictures, and
  3. forgotten to remember to review the place.
Umaya no Shokutaku

A bar downstairs but more of a restaurant upstairs.

Umaya is located right between Sakuragicho station and Kannai station and is within easy walking distance of them. It’s surprisingly close to Sakuragicho station so much so that when we left Umaya to go towards Sakura Taps, the bridge that cross the Ōoka river is right outside the bar and lands you right at the base of Sakuragicho station. As it’s a working brew pub, the first floor can be a bit noisy if you’re sitting by the bar but the second floor is a much much larger seating area that is far quieter, except in the evening when businessmen come in to drink and can get quite rowdy after one too many beers.

Umaya no Shokutaku Menu
Simple but effective.
Umaya no Shokutaku Beer 1
Yokohama Criollo Ale - a special collaboration between Yokohama Brewery and Motomachi.
Umaya no Shokutaku Beer 2
Yokohama Pandora White - a nice weizen.
Umaya no Shokutaku Beer 3
Yokohama Weizen
Umaya no Shokutaku Beer 4
Yokohama Alt

As Umaya is the Yokohama Brewery pub, the only beers on tap are the Yokohama Brewery range of beers, along with some seasonal craft beers too. The beers come in three sizes: small (120ml) for ¥350 for medium (330ml) for ¥700 and large (500ml) for ¥1,000. There is also a five-beer tasting set, with each glass being 120ml, of the Yokohama Brewery beers which costs ¥1,500. All prices included tax so there wasn’t any surprise at the end of the evening. Moreover, without any table charge and pay as you go drinking, it meant you can really keep a tab on your drinking. If you’re on the second floor though, it isn’t pay-as-you-go so do keep an eye out on how many beers you’ve drunk.


Because we weren’t there for eating, we didn’t have any of the food at Umaya besides a small bowl of nuts – there was too much drinking to be done on the day and more places to visit. There are two different menus at Umaya – a lunch menu and a dinner menu – that do differ greatly. However, the main thing in common between the two menus is that the restaurant uses locally sourced produce from the Kanagawa area, be it meat, vegetables, fruits, or condiments.

Umaya no Shokutaku Details

Open: Weekdays Lunch 11:30 ~ 23:00 (Food L.O 22:00 Drink LO 22:30)

Saturdays 11:30 ~ 23:00 (Food L.O 22:00 Drink LO 22:30) Sundays and national holidays 11:30 ~ 21:00 (Food L.O 20:00 Drink LO 20:30)

Phone: 045-641-9901

Homepage (in Japanese): http://www.umaya.com/

Social Network: Facebook

How to Get to Umaya no Shokutaku

Umaya no Shokutaku can be reached from either Sakuragicho station on the JR Keihin-Tohoku / Yokohama lines or the Yokohama Municipal Subway. It can also be reached from Kannai station on the JR Keihin-Tohoku line or the Yokohama Municipal Subway. We’ve included maps below for both locations.

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pudgym29 February 27, 2016 - 4:39 pm

Ugh. I am fairly certain I have walked through the doors of this address, only to walk back out when I felt it seemed like I had meandered in when it was not really open yet. Maybe the next time, I’ll stick it out. [Is there a bell to ring, or something similar to that – to let the staff know there is a patron on the premises?]

Rob February 27, 2016 - 8:02 pm

Should have been staff there.
Been there a few times and never had any problem with being served.
What time did you go?


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