Izakaya Hopping in Shimbashi: Exploring a Tokyo Salaryman District



Shimbashi (Shinbashi) is a bustling district easily reached from major hubs like Tokyo Station. For Japanese locals, Shimbashi is synonymous with salarymen culture, featuring numerous izakayas and restaurants where office workers unwind after a day’s work.
This time, I went bar hopping alone in Shimbashi, and I will share the izakaya shops that open from noon with you!
They were all affordable and delicious, so please check out the details✨

*Please note that the information and prices listed are subject to change.

Travel Itinerary

Shimbashi Station (新橋駅)

Shimbashi Station: the salarymen capital of Tokyo
There are many restaurants in this area.

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Shimbashi Station is located in Minato-ku, Tokyo, and is known for its SL Plaza, which is often featured on television. There are many restaurants in the surrounding area, and it is a major spot for Japanese salarymen.

Tachinomidokoro Heso Shinbashi Main Store (立呑処 へそ 新橋本店)

The first stop;
There were many customers visiting alone, like me, enjoying drinks.
The staffs were friendly, providing a welcoming environment!

The early bird discount is fantastic: on weekdays from opening until 6:00 pm, the price of beer is 290 yen, and sour is only 180 yen—remarkably cheap!

There was also an affordable set menu offering one dish with one drink!


Very cheap! Now, I’m becoming a big fan of Shimbashi!

The first things I ordered is…

Beer: 290 yen
Ume Suisho: 280 yen

Ume Suisho is a Japanese delicacy, that shark cartilage is marinated with plum sauce.

Okonomiyaki style cabbage omelet: 280 yen

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Tachinomidokoro Heso Shinbashi Main Store is a standing style izakaya located in Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo. The staff is friendly and the shop is known for its comfortable atmosphere.

Akafuda-ya Shimbashi (赤札屋 新橋店)

The second stop: A popular izakaya in Shimbashi, where regular customers gather.
It is said that YouTubers also visit here often!
There is a 100 yen Chu-Hai (Highball Made with Shochu Distilled Liquor).


From standard snacks to dishes!
Menu items like Japanese ketchup spaghetti, called Naporitan, and cheese curry are also available.

Popular dish! Large-sized spaghetti flavored with tomato ketchup!

Naporitan: 380 yen

Looks so good!

Tomato Sour: 200 yen
Tuna sashimi 290 yen

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Akafuda-ya Shimbashi is an izakaya located in Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo. It is a popular izakaya that attracts regular customers and is sometimes visited by Youtubers; the food and drinks are inexpensive, including a 100 yen Chu-Hai, and everything is delicious. It is known as a beloved izakaya where Shimbashi salarymen gather.

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