Izakaya Hopping in Tateishi: 3 Popular Shops in Showa-era Neighborhood!



This time, my friend and I went bar Hopping together!

We visited Tateishi, known for its retro Showa-era neighborhoods like Drinking Alley and Nakamise Shopping Street, making it one of the most unique places we’ve ever been to!
Going bar hopping alone is enjoyable, but it’s even more fun when done with friends!

We had a so much fun time savoring drinks and delicious food. Check out this page for our experience and enjoy your own izakaya hopping adventure too✨

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

Travel Itinerary


The first izakaya is located on the Nakamise shopping street, a 1-minute walk from the South Exit.
We were confused at first because there was no sign, but it looks like this red lantern and blue noren (shop curtain) are the distinctive marker!

The shop was small, with about four seats at the counter and one table.
And what surprised us was the many celebrity autographs; clearly, this place is popular enough to attract attention on TV! ✨

Snacks are reasonably priced from 180 yen to 500 yen.
Curry rice and ramen noodles were also available!

The shop owner was so kind to talk to us and even gave us some snacks.



Drink Menu

Morokyu: 180 yen

The sauce on the cucumber is little spicy.

Motsuni (Japanese tripe stew): 330 yen

A simple stew of just motsu (tripe) and konnyaku (konjac: jelly-like food used often in Japanese cuisine). It is well seasoned and has a delicious sweet taste✨

Sake: 400 yen

After beer, toast with sake!
After all, sake is the best with motsu!

Nira-Tama: 400 yen

The chives are all over the place and pack a punch, but the thick and soft egg softens that punch! What a good match!

Spot Outline

Torikatsu izakaya is located in Tateishi, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo. Located on the Nakamise shopping street, a one-minute walk from the south exit, the izakaya may seem confusing at first because it has no signboard, but the red lanterns are distinctive marker. The interior is small, with about four seats at the counter and one table. The shop is so popular that it has been introduced on TV and is decorated with many autographs of famous people. The snacks are reasonably priced, ranging from 180 yen to 500 yen, and curry rice and ramen noodles are also available.


The second izakaya is located in the same shopping arcade as the first stop.
This is said to be a very popular shop in Tateishi!
There was a long line of people waiting to get in before the shop opened.

The shop was full of customers and we couldn’t find anything that looked like a menu.
We’ve heard that this place has its own way of ordering and some specific rules, so it’s a good idea to check them out before you go.

Ume wari: 200 yen, Motsuni (tripe stew): 200 yen

The ume wari (shochu with a splash of plum syrup) delivers a strong punch of shochu in just one sip—may get drunk quickly! As for the motsuni, its juiciness and fluffiness are amazing, result from the extended simmering time.

Shiro, tare (with sauce) : 200 yen

Shiro refers to the intestines.
The texture was tender and the sweet and salty sauce was delicious ✨

Kashira, salt: 200 yen

This one is very chewy!
The more we chewed, the saltier it felt!

Spot Outline

Uchida is located in Tateishi, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo, and is one of the most popular izakaya (Japanese style pub) among restaurants. It is known as a long-established shop with a history of over 70 years, specializing in motsuyaki. The restaurant is always crowded, and there is sometimes a long line of people waiting in line even before the shop opens. However, it is necessary to check in advance how to order and the rules in the shop.


Finally, we went to a horumon-yaki (grilled tripe) shop on the opposite side of the shopping street, located near north exit.

The shop has a counter and a small separate dining room, and seems to be able to accommodate many people! It looked like it was run by a married couple, so it felt very homey✨

This shop has a broader menu with more food and drink options compared to the other two.
We had a hard time deciding what to order because there are not only horumon-yaki but also stir-fried and deep-fried dishes! But they had recommended dishes for the day, making our choice easier!



Shochu highball: 250 yen, Oolong highball: 250 yen

Raw pork guts: 360 yen

It was a simple gatsu (pig stomach) with garlic, ginger and mustard!

Ham cutlet: 300 yen

We have never seen such a this thick ham cutlet before!
It is as tender and melts in your mouth like a rare steak.

Shochu highball and fresh squeezed lemon: 200 yen

A squeeze of lemon makes it even more refreshing and easy to drink!

Garlic yakisoba: 300 yen

The portion is big, and the garlic works well.
It was more like spaghetti aglio e olio than yakisoba.

Grilled tsukune (meatball) with cheese: 450 yen

Tsukune with sweet and spicy sauce and cheese! This makes us want to drink more sake!

Spot Outline

The spot called Sanpei is an izakaya located in Tateishi, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo. According to reviews, it is located on the other side of the shopping arcade and is recommended for its horumon-yaki (grilled tripe), and has a large menu to choose from. The shop is described as having a homey atmosphere with a counter and a small tatami room.

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