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Tokyo Shinagawa Izakaya “En”

During this Tokyo trip, I stayed in a hotel near Shinagawa Station, making it my starting and ending point for various explorations.

On the first day, after arriving at Narita Airport and having dinner in Shinagawa, I roamed around Shibuya and Harajuku before returning to Shinagawa. Despite the late hour, since it was the first day of the journey, I decided to find a nearby izakaya to extend the experience.

“Izakaya En Near Tokyo Shinagawa Station”

Across from Shinagawa Station, you can see a variety of restaurants, ranging from simple eateries like McDonald’s to izakayas and cafes. One place I visited was the izakaya named “En,” located in the basement of a building.

“Diverse Menu at Izakaya En”

At “Izakaya En,” you can explore a diverse menu. Similar to many places in Japan, they display menus outside the restaurant, which, unfortunately, was all in Japanese. However, once inside, an English menu was provided, making it easy to order.

“Japanese Beer – A Tasty Discovery”

Before starting my journey to Japan, I wasn’t aware that Japan is a country where draft beer is exceptionally delicious. Although I’m not much of a drinker, even I found the beer in Japan quite enjoyable. Watching Battle Trip and wondering why Sung Si-kyung was drinking so much beer in Japan, I couldn’t comprehend. However, after experiencing it firsthand, I completely understood the appeal.

“Japanese-Style Sushi and Karaage (Fried Chicken)”

On this day, I ordered Japanese-style sushi and karaage. Unlike Korean-style sushi, which I found too soft due to the aging process, I preferred the firmer texture of Korean raw fish. Of course, preferences vary, and some may appreciate the unique texture of Japanese-style aged sushi more.

As for karaage, Japanese fried chicken, it wasn’t much different from its Korean counterpart. It served as a pleasant accompaniment to beer.

The venue was relatively spacious and well-maintained overall, providing a suitable place to conclude a day of travel.

“Tokyo Izakaya En”

  • Address: ウィング高輪WEST, 4 Chome-10-18 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0074, Japan
  • Phone: 3-6408-5196
  • Operating Hours: (Weekdays) 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM, (Weekends) 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Website: http://izakaya-en.com/index.php