- 2 Chome-12-5 Asagaya-kita, Suginami, Tokyo
- Distance from Station:
- 2 minutes from JR Asagaya Station, North Exit
- 03-3337-0370 (Japanese only)
- 3:00pm - 12:00am
- English speaking staff available.
Local Drinking at its Finest in Asagaya
Tachinomi Futa-kun sits proudly at the action end of Asagaya’s premier nightlife strip, Star Road. At first glance, this small but perpetually crowded ‘nomi-ya’ can appear a little insular with long-term locals boisterously conversing and drinking amongst themselves. However, on parting the red and yellow entry curtains and stepping foot inside, the staff and regulars couldn’t be more welcoming to new faces.
Gather around the makeshift tables or find a treasured standing position at the ‘yatai’ style counter that’s been modeled on a Japanese food truck from yesteryear. The hundreds of personally decorated ‘masu’ sake boxes behind the counter all contain their respective owner’s money for future visits. As a fresh face, you too will be paying for your drinks by loading up a designated ‘masu’ with cash before ordering. You can also decorate your own ‘masu’ if you like!
The izakaya style menu adhered to the walls offers something for everyone, with the selection of charcoal grilled skewers (yakitori) an excellent option to start with. So place some yen in your ‘masu’, order a drink and a handful of side dishes and welcome in the start of a memorable evening with a strike of the gong and a communal “kampai”!
[published March 2018]