Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA in Tokyo 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ

Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ Food

This place is an amusument style bar for adults. You can grill chicken on a skewer yourself.

Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ

Standing bar name
NEW KAYABA ニューカヤバ

Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ

Specialty
You can experience being a yakitori chef. Enjoy grilling yakitori!
You grill the yakitori with a charcoal stove yourself at a table. It’s fun!

There is only one table for grilling yakitori. The other tables are normal standing tables.

Many Japanese retro vending machines of alcoholic beverages are available. The machines drinks only come in small size for around 100-yen coin. It is self-service. Try tasting them all!

Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ

These machines accept only 100 yen coins. Glasses are available on this table.

Lessons about Ordering and Payment

Lesson 1: Understanding how to enjoy yakitori

If you would like to be a yakitori chef, you should come here as soon as possible in the evening, because the amount of yakitori is small. Yakitori is sold out soon, here. This bar want a customer to buy four skewers or less if possible. Yakitori that hasn’t grilled yet is displayed at the cashier desk.

Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ

つくね tsukune (chicken balls), 焼鳥 yakitori (chicken meat and green onion) 100 yen each

Move to the charcoal stove, and start grilling. Which flavor do you prefer salt and yakitori sauce?
When you cook with salt flavor, put a touch of salt and black pepper on the meat at the beginning of cooking.
If you like the sauce flavor, you shouldn't put sauce on it at the beginning of cooking, because the sauce is sweet and easy to burn.

Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ

Salt, black pepper and chili pepper are available.

After grilling for a few minutes, you can dip the meat into the sauce stockpot, and grill again. Repeat two or three times.
When you finish cooking and its crowded, it would be polite to leave the yakitori table to a normal table, and let the next person in, so that they can grill too.

Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ

After you begin eating your yakitori, you must not repeatedly dip it into the sauce stockpot because this is considered impolite. Put the skewers in this cup after eating.

Lesson 2: Understanding how to use the vending machines

First, prepare 100 yen coins.

Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ

Retro and nostalgic atmosphere in the bar.

Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ

These machines have four kinds of sake.

Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ

Don't forget to check the red lamp, before you insert a coin.
When the red lamp “売切灯” is lit up, you shouldn't insert a coin, because it is sold out. If you insert the coin, you cannot get a refund.

Set your glass like this, and after the yellow lamp lights up, insert a coin.

This machine above offers two temperatures of sake. Push either one.
Blue button: Room temperature sake
Red button: Warm sake

Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ

These machines have three kinds of shochu. The machines have no button.

Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ

Don't forget to set your glass, because it begins to pour right after you insert 100 yen.

Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ

This is SUNTORY whiskey and another kind of shochu. Please insert 100 yen slowly into all the machines.
Ice and water are prepared around the cashier desk. They are self-service and free of charge.

Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ

Lesson 3: Understanding how to buy food

This is not a restaurant. However, some Japanese style snacks are available. The food is displayed at the cashier desk. The prices are around 150 - 300 yen. (including tax)
Credit cards are not accepted.

Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ

There is no English menu but the foods are displayed on the counter. You can point to the food you want to buy.
Cash on delivery

Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ

蛸ぶつ takobutsu (boiled octopus) 300 yen

Please return your empty glass and dish to the return table next to the cashier desk.

Information

Business hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This bar is closed on Saturday, Sundays and national holidays.

  • Smoking is allowed.
  • Tax is included in the prices.
  • English menu is not available.
  • Credit card is not accepted.

This bar's policy
A woman without an escort of a man is not permitted to enter the bar.
A group of women only is not permitted as well.
Please plan to come here with a man, if you are a woman.

(I know that some traditional bars have the same rule in Japan.)

Photos were taken in 2015.

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