Top 15 Family-Friendly Izakaya in Tokyo

Publish-date: Feb 14 2018 Update-date: Nov 16 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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Top 15 Family-Friendly Izakaya in Tokyo

While it’s almost impossible to find an izakaya (Japanese pub) in Tokyo that doesn’t have delicious food, it can be quite difficult to find ones large enough to accommodate families. These 15 izakaya are some of the most family-friendly izakaya in Tokyo!

1. Hana no En (Shinjuku)

1. Hana no En (Shinjuku)Top 15 Family-Friendly Izakaya in Tokyo

First on the list is Hana no En, which is a 2-minute walk from the East Gate of Shinjuku Station. Reminiscent of ancient Kyoto, this restaurant has a lighthearted atmosphere, with elegant private rooms and even a bubbling stream beneath the floor! The seafood they serve is carefully selected from Tsukiji Market every morning. A top recommendation is their extremely fresh sashimi, paired with one of over 100 kinds of alcohol.

Hana no En

Open: 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: 2,980 JPY
Address: 4F, No. 2 Sun Park Bldg., 3-21-4, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

2. Garden Farm Ueno Eki-mae Branch (Ueno)

2. Garden Farm Ueno Eki-mae Branch (Ueno)Top 15 Family-Friendly Izakaya in Tokyo

This specialty izakaya is a 1-minute walk from Ueno Station, and is managed by the Japan Cheese Fondue Association. You can choose 2 types of fondue sauce from the 11 on offer, starting with the mellow-tasting [Classic Cheese] that's made by blending together Hokkaido raclette with 4 other types of cheese and soymilk. For the reasonable price of 1,499 JPY (plus tax), it includes slices of baguette and fresh Kamakura vegetables carefully grown by contracted farms. For cheese lovers, the 75-minute all-you-can-eat cheese fondue and meat fondue for 980 JPY (plus tax) that's only offered from Sunday - Thursday is an absolute must-eat!

Garden Farm Ueno Eki-mae Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed: None *Closed on December 31 and January 1
Average price: 2,980 JPY
Address: 4F, OAK Bldg., 4-8-9, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. rokuroku Ginza Branch (Ginza)

3. rokuroku Ginza Branch (Ginza)Top 15 Family-Friendly Izakaya in Tokyo

This izakaya is unusual in that it only has private rooms. Located in Ginza, it’s just a minute’s walk from Ginza Station. They have a total of 100 seats, with private rooms that can accommodate anywhere from 2 - 60 people. They dish up a wide variety of creative cuisine using fresh and locally produced ingredients, such as jidori (local chicken) from Tottori Prefecture, Daisen-dori (Diasen chicken), and seafood delivered directly from the source. They also serve rare brands of sake (Japanese alcohol), such as Dassai, Juyondai, and Hiroki.

rokuroku Ginza Branch

Open: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Friday, Saturday] 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 3,500 JPY *Only for parties. Reservations required.
Address: 6F, Ginza Act Bldg., 4-6-18, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4. Echigoya Kubota Shinjuku Branch (Shinjuku)

4. Echigoya Kubota Shinjuku Branch (Shinjuku)Top 15 Family-Friendly Izakaya in Tokyo

Echigoya Kubota is a modern Japanese izakaya with only private rooms. It is a 1 minute walk from the West Gate of Shinjuku Station. The name "Echigo" comes from the former name of Niigata Prefecture, and as its name would suggest, this izakaya serves the local cuisine with pride. They purchase their seafood from the Hokuriku region - specifically, the northwestern part that includes Niigata Prefecture. Their fresh sashimi is served with Niigata Prefecture's signature ji-zake (Japanese local alcohol), Kubota. Share their [Hegi Soba] - a dish from Niigata Prefecture that's made by kneading buckwheat flour and seaweed together - with your entire family!

Echigoya Kubota Shinjuku Branch

Open: [Lunch] 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm *Only for parties. Reservations required. 
[Monday - Thursday, Sunday] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Friday - Saturday] 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Address: B1, Aosuzu Bldg., 1-19-13, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. Hanabayashi (Ikebukuro)

5. Hanabayashi (Ikebukuro)Top 15 Family-Friendly Izakaya in Tokyo

Hanabayashi offers specialties from Imabari in Ehime Prefecture, and is a mere 3-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station. Considered one of the three best yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) in Japan, the [Imabari Teppanyaki Yakitori] is made by grilling the meat on an iron griddle instead of over charcoal. They serve local dishes like [Senzanki (680 JPY plus tax)], which is fried bone-in chicken, and [Homemade Roasted Pork and Egg with Rice (680 JPY plus tax)]. This izakaya also has more than 100 seats, including table seats and semi-private rooms for people with strollers.

Hanabayashi

Open: [Lunch] 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
[Dinner] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 3F, IN Bldg., 1-17-2, Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. KOYOI (Shinjuku)

6. KOYOI (Shinjuku)Top 15 Family-Friendly Izakaya in Tokyo

After a 6-minute walk from Shinjuku Station’s West Gate, you will arrive at KOYOI. Instantly recognizable from its paper lanterns with the characters "今宵" (Koyoi), the pine interior makes for a bright, modern Japanese atmosphere. This izakaya has private rooms. The poultry is delivered fresh every day, and is personally tested by the chef at Shibaura, while the seasonal vegetables are carefully chosen from the selection at Tsukiji Market. Simple yet flavourful, choose from having your chosen ingredients grilled on a skewer or charcoal grilled using binchotan (white charcoal). They'll be served with some chef-recommended wine.

KOYOI

Open: 5:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:00 am)
Closed: Sunday *Closed on Monday instead if a national holiday falls on Sunday
Average price: 4,000 JPY
Address: 756-2F, Daikan Plaza, 7-5-6, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. Sora no Tomoshibi Ginza Corridor Street (Shimbashi)

7. Sora no Tomoshibi Ginza Corridor Street (Shimbashi)Top 15 Family-Friendly Izakaya in Tokyo

Sora no Tomoshibi Ginza Corridor Street is housed on the 7th floor, allowing you to enjoy your meal while gazing at the glittering night view of Tokyo. They have a total of 175 seats, including fully private rooms that allow you to leisurely enjoy the scenery with your family. They serve a wide variety of meals made from carefully selected, farm-fresh ingredients. They also have the widely popular [Cheese Dak-galbi (1,290 JPY)], which involves dipping chicken into melted cheese from Hokkaido before eating it.

Sora no Tomoshibi Ginza Corridor Street

Open: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Friday, Saturday] 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: 3,500 JPY
Address: 7F-B, G-TEN Bldg., 1-4-5, Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

8. Saizou (Ikebukuro)

8. Saizou (Ikebukuro)Top 15 Family-Friendly Izakaya in Tokyo

Saizou Ikebukuro is an izakaya that's widely popular with people of all ages. Although they specialize in local dishes from Kyushu, they also serve creative cusine that fuses Japanese and Western, drawing out the flavors of ingredients in unexpected ways. If you want to savor the flavor of Kyushu, their [Grilled Miyazaki Prefecture Aji Pork and Vegetables with Miyako-jima Natural Salt (1,480 JPY plus tax)] is a top pick. If you’re leaning more towards Japanese-Western fusion cuisine, the [Foie Gras on Daikon (580 JPY plus tax)] is a favourite among regulars. This izakaya has fully private rooms as well, which draw on Kyoto as the inspiration for the decor, making it perfect for families.

Saizou

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 8F, St. Tropez Ikebukuro Bldg., 1-29-1, Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

9. Enbu Nihonbashi Branch (Tokyo)

9. Enbu Nihonbashi Branch (Tokyo)Top 15 Family-Friendly Izakaya in Tokyo

Enbu Nihonbashi Branch is an all-private room izakaya. The interior has a calm, modern vibe with a relaxing atmosphere. Popular seafood products from Yaizu - such as bonito and tuna - are promptly delivered from fishing harbors every morning. They also use vegetables purchased from contracted farms in Kyoto. Their specialty is the [Junwakei Chicken Steak Grilled on Yogan with Shiokoji (1,080 JPY)] (the chicken is aged with fermented koji mold with salt prior to being grilled), which has a tender texture that people can't get enough of!

Enbu Nihonbashi Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) *Only reservations are accepted for lunch from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Takematsu Bldg., 1-9-9, Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. Asanoya Main Branch (Ikebukuro)

10. Asanoya Main Branch (Ikebukuro)Top 15 Family-Friendly Izakaya in Tokyo

Asanoya Main Branch is an all-time favorite soba (buckwheat noodles) restaurant in Ikebukuro. This izakaya has a number of à la carte dishes, including the unusual [Nihachi Soba] that uses stone-ground, carefully-selected buckwheat flour from Hokkaido. Each ingredient is carefully selected with the customer's well-being in mind. They also stock rare sake (Japanese alcohol), such as Aramasa, Dassai, and Hiroki. What better way to spend an evening than feasting on soba and sake?

Asanoya Main Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] 11:30 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: B1F, FLC Bldg., 1-22-2, Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. Ebisu Uokin (Ebisu)

11. Ebisu Uokin (Ebisu)Top 15 Family-Friendly Izakaya in Tokyo

Uokin has a number of branches operating within Tokyo, all of which revolve around the aim to serve fresh seasonal fish and top-class sake at reasonable prices. The Uokin Ebisu branch is best known for its stylish appearance and interior. Their dishes are guaranteed to be fresh, since the best seasonal marine products of the day from Tsukiji are directly delivered here. Their specialty is the [Assorted Sashimi] (3-Kind Assortment (from 1,280 JPY plus tax))], which is sure to surprise first-timers through both its quantity and quality.

Ebisu Uokin

Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Saturday] 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Ebisu Neonato, 4-1-18, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
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12. Gyoro Gyoro Shibuya Miyamasuzaka (Shibuya)

12. Gyoro Gyoro Shibuya Miyamasuzaka (Shibuya)Top 15 Family-Friendly Izakaya in Tokyo

Gyoro Gyoro Shibuya Miyamasuzaka is a seafood izakaya with an exciting large aquarium placed at its entrance. This izakaya is very particular about its ingredients. The seafood, in particular, is caught on the same day and delivered directly to the kitchen from the harbor. They also primarily source their vegetables from contracted farms. Among their exquisite dishes is the unique [Bluefin Tuna Noten no Negima Nabe (1,590 JPY)] (nabe refers to hot pot), which uses a rare tuna part - noten, otherwise known as the crown of the head - that only comprises 0.5% of a whole tuna.

Gyoro Gyoro Shibuya Miyamasuzaka

Open: [Monday - Thursday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
[Friday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm - 5:00 am *Business hours may change. Please call ahead to confirm.
[Saturday] 2:30 pm - 11:30 pm
[Sunday, National Holidays] 2:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner 3,800 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY
Address: 5F, Kaleido Miyamasuzaka, 1-12-1, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

13. Kagurazaka Yamasemi (Ushigome-kagurazaka and Iidabashi)

13. Kagurazaka Yamasemi (Ushigome-kagurazaka and Iidabashi)Top 15 Family-Friendly Izakaya in Tokyo

Kagurazaka Yamasemi is a 2-minute walk away from Ushigome-kagurazaka Station. This is actually a soba (buckwheat noodles) restaurant whose white wood structure gives off a Japanese feel. They make their own dough by using stone-ground soba flour from Hokkaido and Shinshu (Nagano) Prefectures. The final product is well-known for its gentle smell and texture. Their dashi (broth) made from Makurazaki bonito, Rishiri kombu (type of edible kelp), and domestic shiitake (mushrooms) will surely satisfy your hunger. Yet another unique specialty is [Obanzai] - a handmade Kyoto dish made from seafood shipped in from the Miura Peninsula (Miura-hanto).

Kagurazaka Yamasemi

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 1F, 5-31, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

14. Hirata Bokujo Coredo Nihonbashi Branch (Nihonbashi)

14. Hirata Bokujo Coredo Nihonbashi Branch (Nihonbashi)Top 15 Family-Friendly Izakaya in Tokyo

Hirata Bokujo Coredo is located on the 4th floor of Coredo Nihonbashi, allowing you to enjoy a meal while gazing over Nihonbashi. Sangen-ton (Sangen pork) is known for its high quality and the sweet taste of its fat, and this restaurant uses their own brand of pork called Hiraboku Sangen-ton for their tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet) and shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables). They also have a wide variety of local cuisine from Yamagata Prefecture, including the [Giant Konjac Stew (500 JPY plus tax))]. There are a number of semi-private rooms available, which are perfect for families.

Hirata Bokujo Coredo Nihonbashi Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
*Open only for lunch on December 31. Closes at 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm) on January 2 and January 3.
Closed: Irregular *Based on Coredo Nihonbashi
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: 4F, Coredo Nihonbashi, 1-4-1, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
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15. Senya Ichiya Shibuya Eki-mae Branch (Shibuya)

15. Senya Ichiya Shibuya Eki-mae Branch (Shibuya)Top 15 Family-Friendly Izakaya in Tokyo

Another easily accessible izakaya, Senya Ichiya is a 1 minute walk from Shibuya Station. This izakaya only has private rooms, some of which come with horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu table) for families to dine in comfort.They serve a wide variety of dishes that star seafood that overflows with the taste of the seasons. Their seafood is purchased every morning from partnered fishing harbors nationwide, while their vegetables are from Miura-shi in Kanagawa Prefecture, which boasts the most daylight hours in Japan.

Senya Ichiya Shibuya Eki-mae Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed: None
Average price: 3,800 JPY
Address: 6F, Shibuya Toei Plaza, 1-24-12, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

While the first thing that comes to mind when someone says "izakaya" is a small restaurant where adults can gather and drink alcohol, these 15 izakaya go against the grain. Be sure to check out these worry-free restaurants on your next evening out in Tokyo with your family!

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.

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Publish-date: Feb 14 2018 Update-date: Nov 16 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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