God, I love Hanbey. I bring all my friends who visit here, and everyone finds it a very cute, casual type of place to hang out at. I was introduced to Hanbey by my Japanese friend Anna, who brings her visitor friends there for pretty much the same reason!
Be warned, if you’re into fancy places, this place is not for you. But if you’re into saving a buck, then this place is DEFINITELY for you. Alcoholic drinks cost about 200 yen – about 2 USD. Yakitori skewers cost 50 yen a piece! So go crazy!
What’s nice also is that they have English menus here, but you’re going to have to ask for them.Every time I ask them for it, they always look bemused but always end up handing me one. The English on the menu is a little strange, but nothing undecipherable. However, one of the things I’ve never been able to figure out was ‘deep fried heel of bread’.
Here’s what the deco of Hanbey looks like. They have plenty of little rooms within the bar, so sometimes you get to sit in what looks like a tiny bar within a bar, which is pretty fun.
Here we go with food!
So if you want to eat cheap and be happy, go to Hanbey. They have branches everywhere, and so far I’ve been to the ones in Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ebisu. Here’s their website for more information. It’s in Japanese, but just translate it on your Google Chrome!
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