Ushi-Tora | Tokyo,
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Excellent based on 26 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

2F, Kitazawa 2-9-3, Setagaya-ku
Tokyo, Japan [ print map ]
03 3485 9090

Hours: Closed 1st and 4th Tuesdays; sitting place Tue - Fri 5-11:30pm Sat-Sun 1-11:30pm Standing place 5pm-2am

Mayor: EdKing (7) | Taps: 38 |


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Beer Available At Ushi-Tora (arranged by most recent)
Shonan IPA Mosaic , Modern Times Oneida 96, Ushi-Tora Uetake #032 Chotto Nigai Kuro , Ushi-Tora Uetake #026 Motueka from Gojo , Mojiko Retro Summer Weizen , Noboribetsu (Oni Densetsu) Kin’oni Pale Ale Warrior & Amarillo , Oh! La! Ho x Transporter Captain Kid Extra Pale Ale 88, Ushi-Tora Uetake #033 / Minoh Yamamomo No Kaori , Ushi-Tora Uetake #023 Kaettekita Mahoroba Wheat , Shiga Kogen Even Prime White IPA 90, Ushi-Tora Uetake #030 Dear Citra , Ushi-Tora Uetake #027 Half Step Pale Ale , Ushi-Tora Uetake #028 One Pint Mind Double IPA , BFM √225 Saison 99, Lucky Bucket Spring Break Saison , Ushi-Tora Luc Lafontaine 2 to Go: German Yeast IPA , Ushi-Tora Test Batch #01 , Ushi-Tora Luc Lafontaine 12 to Go: Session Pale Ale , Coedonado Ichiro Malt Barrel Aged Version , Coedo Paradoxical IPA 76
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26 reviews for Ushi-Tora
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  80%
 Selection  84%
 Food  72%
 Value  58%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
SweetHorizon  (13) , New Zealand | November 28, 2011
The staff here spoke a little English, I was with a friend who could speak Japanese so all was good. Good beer, great food, Wasabi pizza anyone? Had their ’house’ beer made by Baird and it was great. Went next door to the other venue and was just as good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Theis  (115) Frederiksberg, Denmark | November 7, 2011
This is a great place, well actually 2 places. One sit-down/different food (fx. small bar/snack dishes)/nice beer selestion ..... another stand-up,/1 food (a nice soup)/a bit less beers. They have Sake on tap, fantastic. I will come back.....
laiti  (16) Helsinki, Finland | October 1, 2011
Visited on 16.09.2011
Very well calculated selection here – much rarities you do not see elsewhere. Prices are rather high but so they are all around Tokyo. Good service like in all places around here. The non‐smoking place is not stand‐only anymore. Actually the smoking section looked more like that.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 19/20
TheGrandMaster  (105) Auckland, New Zealand | October 10, 2010
A close call as to whether this or Popeye was my favourite pub in Tokyo (or in Ushi-Tora’s case, should that be ’pubs’). Ushi-Tora 1 - had a great chat with the bar man, really friendly, and impressive range of Japanese and US micros. Ushi-Tora 2 - all 8 Mikkeller Single Hop IPA on tap...enough said.
prestonshute  (12) Georgia | March 25, 2010
Insanely expensive. If you can get beyond that, then you’ll enjoy yourself. All the finest Japanese microbrews are offered here in a very calm, relaxed setting.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 16/20
JapanTony  (103) , Japan | July 16, 2009| Updated March 6, 2012
Great selection, second only to Popeye’s. Very pricey, even for Tokyo. For example, a Pint of Green Flash was about 1500yen (US$18), so bring a fat wallet. Was a smoky place but they just opened a new room next door which is non-smoking (but standing only).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty  (578) Kyoto, Japan | May 12, 2009| Updated May 11, 2011
Definitely a must stop in Tokyo. Very good selection, with interesting imports and older beers. Guys seem to know their stuff and get in nice beers. Definitely expensive. Hand pump beers from Yo-Ho were cheap, though. The smaller #2 bar is standing only, but more hardcore geeks were in there. Interesting draught sake as well. Great.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 12/20
jonno  (124) , Japan | April 21, 2009| Updated March 30, 2014
Very expensive and doesn’t quite have the atmosphere of popeyes or other places. Only really worth going to If they have something on tap you really want to try or you have cash to burn..the staff can be surly too,
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 19/20
miketd  (125) Cleveland, Ohio | August 17, 2008
Very cool place in an interesting part of Tokyo. Had a very distinctive Japanese feel...if that makes any sense at all. Pretty small. Maybe 7-10 tables and room for another 10 at the bar. Very nice selection of Japanese micros along with some American stuff...Stone and Rogue to name two. Very expensive, but I felt the need to try 4-5 Local brews. They ranged from good to borderline awesome. Staff was very friendly, but spoke almost no english. Thanks to TimE for being my interpetur. Pretty sure you could get by without knowing the is spoken fluently here. If I’m in Tokyo again,this will be on my shortlist.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel  (83) Encinitas, California | July 6, 2008
Pretty nice restaurant with a great tap list. About 3 stops south of Shinjuku on the Odakyu line. Went there with TimE, Cappa, and a few people from his beer club. A great place to take a date, because of the restaurant like feel, but far too expensive to just try some beers, because of the environmental pressure to buy food. They do have a bar, where I suppose you could drink without ordering food, and that is what I recommend, unless you have money burning holes in your pocket. I tried 1 beer and 1 sample and spent $31. Ouch! On the plus side, I opened a ’06 BA speedway bottle I brought myself and they were cool about letting us open it. Everyone had a sample, including the staff who enjoyed it too.

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