Home Bar Review Closed : Barley Wheat Kamata in Kamata, Tokyo

Closed : Barley Wheat Kamata in Kamata, Tokyo

by Rob
1 comment

Barley Wheat Kamata The Bottom Line

If you’re in the area, then Barley Wheat Kamata is the best choice in the wilderness that is Kamata – just. It doesn’t differ much from the Barley Wheat Hamamatsucho branch, though personally I found the beer menu to be rather narrow in terms of variety of beer styles on tap – the IPA craze is still strong here. There is a small smoking box near the entrance that stops most of the smoke from coming in; however, Barley Wheat also tacks on a table charge (¥324), as well as not including tax in their prices either. Thankfully, there is some free WiFi in the area too, so you can check in on your phone while you’re waiting for the delicious food to come up.

Barley Wheat Inside

Barley Wheat Kamata The Full Review

Barley Wheat Kamata opened in September 2016 in an area of Tokyo that I’ve never got off at – I mean Kamata for me is used as a changing point to get to Haneda Airport when needed. It’s not like I’ve ever thought “oh, let’s explore Kamata” but now it has some craft beer bars, I guess that was a much needed point to get me there.

Barley Wheat is located on the west side of Kamata station, which connects the JR station with the Tokyu line and is about a five-minute walk. Barley Wheat is found alongside the main shopping street that lies in front of the railway arches. Inside, there is space for about 60 people, with the majority at tables dotted around the bar, and a few seats at the counter too. While the main area of the bar is non-smoking, there is a small booth by the entrance that smokers can enter. I didn’t really notice the smell at the beginning of the night, but it was noticeable when I left. However, there is a table charge of ¥324 (including tax) that gets you a small jar of either giant corn or some dried bananas. You can’t refuse them and it’s unknown how long they have been sitting out on the table for, so I gave them a miss – knowing how dirty Japanese toilets can be at times, the last thing I wanted to do was touch these nuts.

Barley Wheat Beer 1Barley Wheat Beer 2
Shiga Kogen IPA・志賀高原IPA
Barley Wheat Beer 3
Swan Lake Weizen・スワンレーイクヴァイゼン
Barley Wheat Beer 4
Shiga Kogen House IPA・志賀高原ハウスIPA

There are usually 15 taps of beer on at Barley Wheat Kamata, with the beers coming in two sizes – regular (330ml) for ¥700 to ¥900, and pint (473ml) for ¥900 to ¥1,200. There is also a beer tasting flight of any three 150ml beers for ¥1,300. None of the prices included tax, so factor that in, and also the beers came up ice-cold, so let them warm up before drinking, else you’ll miss out on all the flavours. There was a heavy leaning towards IPAs on the menu, and also ignore the colours of the beers on the menus – they really didn’t come up that colour!

Barley Wheat Food 1Barley Wheat Food 2

The food at Barley Wheat Kamata is heavy geared towards meat, though there are some vegetarian options on the menu. The ribs were nice and juicy, and the salad was large – and of course there were chips but I ignored them as I have to branch out my diet. Unfortunately, none of the menus were in English so you best know some katakana at least before coming here.

Barley Wheat Kamata Details

Open: Daily 17:00 – 23:30

Happy Hour: None

Phone: 03-3731-5131

Homepage (in Japanese): http://nikubar-kamata.com/

SNS: Facebook

How to Get to Barley Wheat Kamata

Barley Wheat Kamata can be accessed via Kamata station on the JR Keihin-Tohoku line or Tokyu Tamagawa Line and Tokyu Ikegami Line. It’s also possible to get there from Keikyu-Kamata station

Directions from Kamata Station

Directions from Keikyu Kamata Station

You may also like

1 comment

pudgym29 February 5, 2019 - 12:09 pm

This is important for at least one reason. If somebody has an early morning flight from Haneda, say about when the trains start running from Tokyo, he | she may have to book a night in a hotel in Kamata. (I did once.) A craft beer bar in the vicinity of Kamata station(s) should be handy. (I went back to the Keikyu line and rode to Yokohama.)


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.