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Beer Available At Tanakaya Liquor Store (arranged by most recent)
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout Barrel Aged (Ichiroís Malt Bourbon Barrel) , Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Ale 98, Mikkeller Imperial India Pale Ale Mosaic 99, Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio) 99, Shiga Kogen African Black Ale - AfBA , Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb! 100, Prairie Artisan Ales Funky Gold Amarillo 99, Tiny Rebel Hadouken 95, Cantillon Kriek 99, Asahi Stout 77, Minoh Stout 72, Shiga Kogen Domestic Dry Stout 66, Karuizawa Kogen Seasonal 2014 British Pale Ale , Minoh W-IPA 81, Far Yeast Tokyo IPA 2015 , Engelszell Benno Trappistenbier 80, Baeren Yuzu Wit , Noboribetsu (Oni Densetsu) Fruity Tomato 46, Minoh Osaru IPA 76, Tamamura-Honten The Far East Barrel Aged Imperial House IPA 94
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shoulderbroken (218) Tokyo, Japan | June 6, 2012| Updated December 1, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
What an amazing place. Loads of choice and a good variety from all over the world. Glassware too. Prices are pretty good for Japan. I could have spent a lot of money here, and intend to over the course of the next few years. Like people have said, the selection of Japanese micros is a little small, but there is still plenty to choose from. And yes, the store looks lovely too. Very pleased to have somewhere like this not too far from my place.
Sevenlee (72) Central Coast, NSW, Australia | April 6, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Brilliant little shop right near Mejiro station. The staff were quite helpful and very friendly (naturally, theyíre Japanese). The guy I spoke to knew his beer and even slipped in a free Japanese craft beer magazine for me. Thereís heaps of Japanese stuff for Japan newbies like me and also a pretty impressive collection of international stuff for the locals and regulars. Thereís also a respectable selection of sake if youíre into that. Prices are up there but itís Japan so youíre not getting much for cheap. Definitely stop in to a pick up a few bottles.
jc1762 (23) Tokyo, Japan | March 7, 2015
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Reasonable prices and a 200 or so bottle selection.
Staff is not very helpful. The woman there seems to be in a perpetually bad mood.
Nothing terribly rare but if this is the best Tokyo has to offer, you should just visit an actual Japanese brewery.
rdespain008 (10) , Japan | January 14, 2015
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Tanakaya is a great liquor/wine/beer store. Very close walk to the Mejiro JR station (right on the Yamanote line). It has a huge beer selection, mostly American, British, Belgian, and Japanese. Very heavy on Belgian lambics and krieks. The one kick is that itís cash only. Sent me looking for an ATM on my first visit.
In addition to beer, this shop has one of the most extensive collection of various liquor that I have seen in Tokyo, at very nice prices. Huge selection of tequila, mezcal, armagnac, cognac, vodka, rum, gin, jenever, aquavit. Very nice single-malt and blended whisk(e)y section, with great representation from all over the world.
Might need to head back soon.
left_bank (60) , Japan | November 29, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
The service was very good.
Not as happy as others about this store.The number of bottles past their bbd was wayyyy too many;the first 6 american beers that i took out of the fridge were past their bbd.
Would of like a a better selection of German biers.
Best thing about going was the bakery across the street.
melush (31) , Spain | June 2, 2014| Updated June 17, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
A basement shop next to Mejiro station. Great selection of international craft beers. They also have a dedicated cooler for japanese beers. Prices are not expensive.
AndySnow (209) Stockholm, Sweden | April 20, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Been a while since I was here, but itís hard to forget this place. Good selection of beers, but local and foreign. Probably the best selection I found in Tokyo. Luckily my hotel was close by, so didnít have to carry the bags of beer and glassware that far. Great place to stop by and stock up before heading out.
JohnRMurdoch (321) Glasgow, Scotland | April 1, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
In a basement 30m away from Mejiro Station. Mainly a spirits store but has a fantastic selection of international craft beers. Japanese selection is poor and they are not even displayed properly which is very disappointing. Prices not bad and service satisfactory. Has signed photo of Jodie Foster on counter. Donít waste your time coming here for local beers but it is great for other countries.
KansaiBeerLvrs (274) Kyoto, Japan | December 31, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
I visited on their last day open of 2013 so they were crazy busy. The selection is great, I think if you go here youíre looking at the width & breadth of basically all you can commercially find in Japan. They had a scattering of stuff I hadnít seen before but most Iíd seen on Rakuten/online. About 2 fridges of Italian Craft when I went, 4 of Belgians(seriously about half their stock), the rest a grab bag of the US & the rest of the world. Small open fridge of Japanese craft beer. Their main fridges are PACKED and it is really hard getting bottles out of them-everyone does so exceedingly carefully for free of knocking some down and breaking them. Prices are average(some beers higher than Iíve seen others lower), service was subpar. The atmosphere here was kind of snobbish, I get the feel they prefer their cognac/whiskey/bourbon customers. Not at all welcoming & aside from the older guy I assume is the owner not even that knowlegeable about beer, they didnít know about lots of breweries I asked about. While chatting with my friend I think the owner overheard my complaints so when we left we suddenly got much friendlier service. I would have bought more but honestly the service turned me off so I decided to buy those other bottles online. After the great things Iíd heard about this shop I was expecting much more. For Japan, it is the best youíll find in terms of selection (Asahiya in Osaka blows them out of the water in terms of service-it isnít even close) but compared to a good place in the US or Europe it is lacking.
Ferris (755) Burnaby, British Columbia | December 8, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great shop that I could and did spend too much time and money in. Although the local stuff is underrepresented, they have a stellar import selection to rival many American bottle shops. Prices were reasonable and service was only limited by language. A must.
Travlr (1777) Washington, Washington DC | September 4, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice place, large selection from around the world, in addition to interesting local stuff. Glassware too. A bit pricey, but worth a look.
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