Uchida Biyori The Bottom Line
I liked the atmosphere at Uchida Biyori – it’s relaxed and fun – but it’s also on the pricy side. If you can handle that, and like craft beer, sake, locally grown food, or all three of those, then Uchida Biwa is worth a visit. The tap-list isn’t that extensive compared to other bars in the area; however, they do try to promote locally made beers when possible. There is barely any English at Uchida Biyori, so make sure you go with someone who can read / speak Japanese, else you might not have any luck. The whole place is non-smoking and I didn’t notice any table charge either. Uchida Biyori is also extremely accomadating towards vegetarians and vegans as well.
Uchida Biyori The Full Review
Uchida Biyori opened in March 2018 and it’s located in one of the densest parts of Japan for craft beer bars – the notorious Kannai / Sakuragicho / Bashamichi triangle of Yokohama. But we’ve been to Uchida Biyori a few times in the past – three to be exact – and every time we’ve been there, it’s been messy and always been fun. So why has it taken us so long to review or even list it. Well, we’re lazy and have always forgotten the important information due to one too many here.
Uchida Biyori is about a five-minute walk from Hinodecho station on the Keikyu main line, and is just around the corner from Noge West End. The whole place is non-smoking and has space for about 10 people at the counter, 8 around some tables, and also a few standing spots outside – if you’re careful with your glasses! There is also no table charge at Uchida Biyori – if there is, then we’ve missed out on noticing it or receiving any food. There wasn’t any wifi either.
The drinks at Uchida Biyori are primarily focussed around craft beer and sake. If you’re a fan of either, then Uchida Biyori is a good choice for you. There are four taps of beer, with one of those being dedicated towards a macro so you can bring your non-craft beer drinking partner or friend with you. The beers come in one size – 330ml for ¥750. That’s it. No large, no small, no beer flights, and no happy hour. Prices don’t include tax so make sure you add those on. If you do drink sake, then the master of the bar will think long and hard about what to offer you – it’s a shame everything is in Japanese – not even a smattering of English is in the air. The beers are well-served and don’t come with ridiculous amounts of head.
The food is simply amazing! They try to use locally sourced meats and vegetables and while it’s delicious, it is on the pricey side for the portions served. However, for those people looking for vegetarian or vegan choices, then Uchida Biyori is good for those looking for that. Like the drinks menu, prices don’t include tax, so add that on to the bill or think about it when you’re ordering food.
Uchida Biyori Details
Open: Weekdays 17:00 – 24:00 (L.O Food 23:00 Drink 23:30) Saturday 15:00 – 24:00 (L.O Food 23:00 Drink 23:30) Sunday 15:00 – 23:00 (L.O Food 22:00 Drink 22:30)
Homepage (in Japanese): N/A