Hatos Bar in Nakameguro, Tokyo

If you’re in Tokyo and looking for a place to eat, then there is plenty of choice in and around the city. Trying to get decent BBQ food though is still difficult as it was when I first came to Japan in 2004. There are hamburger places galore, with new ones popping up every week yet tasty, finger-licking BBQ food …

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Hachi no Su in Kita-Senju, Tokyo

Hachi no Su Front

Kita-Senju is not well-known for being a craft beer drinking town though with a university just across from the station and it being a main hub in the north-east area of Tokyo, there are lots of izakayas and smaller shops. On top of this, Kita-Senju does have one of the best craft beer bottle shops in the form of World …

House of Beer in Ebisu, Tokyo

house of beer front

House of Beer One Line Review Yes. Usually it’s a paragraph but we don’t need that much to review this place. Avoid. Avoid like the plague. Don’t even suggest it to your friend. Your enemies though would love this place. With the bar being fully smoking, and high prices that get even higher after 7pm due to a ¥500 table charge, …

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Closed: H@bit in Omori, Tokyo.

happy hour @ h@abit

Edit: H@bit closed at the end of January 2017. This review has been left up for archive purposes. H@bit comes this week courtesy of a recommendation by a friend (Thanks Hiro!) who has been hankering on at me to come along for a few Japanese craft beers. H@bit is located one minute from Omorikaigan station on the Keikyu line and about ten minutes …

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Helios Pub in Naha, Okinawa

Helios Pub Facade

Helios is the “other” Okinawan brewery, and is almost as beloved as Orion on the islands. Their brewery is based in Kyoda, near Nago city on the main island of Okinawa. Helios Pub is situated on Naha’s Kokusai Dori (International Street), and opened in July 1996. BeerTengoku visited in August, 2014. I walked straight past Helios Pub at first; it looks …