Invitation for beers at Koike! Of course! Its my regular watering hole in Ikebukuro.
But times have changed and the prices are going up! January all Sapporo draft beers, whisky hi-balls and sours are 130yen (up from 100yen last year). On Fridays and days before holidays are 180yen.
Kawa-Ebi (mini fried shrimp) a staple for me.
And of course the Avocado Toro Roll...
Each table has its own button so the service is incredibly quick.
Seems the beer prices will eventually reach 180yen~.
Racks on top to place your coats and bags
Sashimi set "take-mori" only 1,680yen.
Specials... Yakitori, Udon, Yaki-Udon...
The Sushi counter with Tabasco! I never realized they had Tabasco~...
No College University students allowed... cause the youth of Japan can seriously drink a ton... You'll mostly see salarymen, OL's and elderly here.
Overall always a great spot and just an FYI post to let you know beer prices though very minimal are going up! But in a town where beers are usually 400-600yen you just can't beat Koike.
Restaurant: Sushi Izakaya Koike
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