Japan > Tokyo
shoulderbroken (119) Tokyo, Japan | November 10, 2012| Updated November 15, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
As the other reviews have said, very nice location to drink beer. Lovely surroundings. Surprised how out of town it felt given that it is still part of Tokyo and not that far out. Only 4 beers on at at a time in the bit we were in, 3 regulars and a seasonal, but they did have the bottle conditioned pale ale too, and a 2004 vintage edition. Food is nice. All round more expensive than Chateau Kamiya with less beer choice, but the sake I had was lovely. I would say itís worth a trip to see at least once. I imagine we might go back in the summer. Beers might not make you think it is worth the journey, but the surroundings and sake mean it definitely is.
jonno (105) , Japan | March 22, 2012
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Well itís in the boondocks, but the area is quite nice to walk around. Place is not that interesting - though the old wood stove is a nice touch. Compound is a cross between a temple and a brewery. Staff were inattentive, but alive and breathing, so Iíll give them points for that. NO SAMPLES! Prices aernít great - particularly on the sakes. Donít really see the point of coming here - beer is OK, but a bit further afield there are plenty of better options - chateau kamiya, shonan brewery etc.
BriSava (77) , Japan | May 16, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
The most beautiful of the Fussa places I visited, serving the best food.
Very nice beer bar / restaurant.
KyotoLefty (350) Kyoto, Japan | August 1, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Definitely one of the most atmospheric places to drink craft beer in Japan. Beautiful old sake kura. Thatís the good side, along with good pizzas. On the bad side, it is a million miles from nowhere, the service was slow and inattentive, and the beers were served at about 1 degree C. It is a worthwhile p;ace to hike out to from Tokyo.
chuwy (26) , Japan | March 11, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Agree with Tim E. One of the best places to drink beer. Not so easy to get to. A silent early or late summer evening is best. When the cherry blossoms bloom is another great time to come. Two restaurants ehre, one traditional Japanese soba place and a nearby pizza place. The soba place is easily my favourite and has the best atmosphere, especially if you sit outdie, in the courtyard, under the stars and the 300year old trees. Been here about 5 times. Every time itís magic. Their pale ale is their best. Also the bottle conditioned pale ale is good but itís from the bottle so you can buy that to take home. Next their schwarz isnít bad. Their seasonals range from good to not very nice. I find they ahve a common Tama no Megumi taste to them (perhaps the yeast or water?), which seems to suit some styles of beer and not others. Donít forget to try their sake. Itís lovely. I reccomend the squid innards as an appertizer to go with some daiginjo sake and a big jug of pale ale. Not biggest or greatest selectio
IslandHaole (6) Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, Japan | November 1, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A must visit when I pass through Yokota Air Base. Nice year round but sitting outside in the spacious courtyard is fantastic on a sunny spring morning.
Great service, very good food and a nice selection of sake (they happily gave me a few samples) Some of their beer is quite good, others decent enough. I look forward to my next visit.
larsga (159) Oslo, Norway | April 4, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
An old sake brewery that started brewing beer long ago. The setting is mostly traditional, and quite large with several buildings, gardens, and some exhibits. Food/beer is served in a very nice traditional wooden building. Service is good, and the food likewise. The beers are not bad.
TimE (216) Tokyo, Japan | November 5, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
The scene is straight out of Edo era Japanese village.
If this place didnít serve beer I would take people here cause the setting is so picture perfect. I highly recommend at night.
I stopped here on the way back from hiking out in far Western Tokyo. Sat outside on a cool November night. Stared up passed a 300 year old tree into the stars. Started with a seasonal wit, which was perfect after the hike. Then ordered pizza and drank more beer. The place is surreal at night. Feels more like the set of a film or play than anything in reality. Hands down the best ambiance ever to drink beer. The Pizza rocks at this place as well.
A must visit in Tokyo, if not a bit out of the way.
Note: To walk, go out south exit at road in front of station turn right. At T-intersection turn left at first major intersection take road take the road that forks right. Follow that road on the left hand side for about 5 min or so past a police box. You will see a sign all in Japanese for the brewery, then follow sign. Sounds confusing, but really not too bad. If you have Japanese speaker with you at station their is an area map, which includes the brewery.
MrRomero (110) Nolanville, Texas | February 9, 2005
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I spent many great evenings here with friends and family. Difficult to find if you arenít local and requires driving down some very small streets. If you travel by train, take the train from Tokyo to Tachikawa and get on the train going to Haijima/Fussa. Taxis should know the way from there although many locals never heard of the place. The beer is good and very fresh. Prices are reasonable at around 600 Yen a pint. Pitchers are around 1700 Yen. The food is also outstanding. Mostly Italian. The pizzas are excellent as is the pasta carbonara. Sake also goes down well. An enjoyable, relaxing place.
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