Standing Bar BANPAIYA 晩杯屋 in Tokyo - Izakaya 居酒屋・Reasonable Japanese Food

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Standing Bar BANPAIYA 晩杯屋 in Tokyo
This bar is still unknown spot for international tourists. BANPAIYA 晩杯屋 is really popular with local people.
Most of the dishes cost between 130 and 310 yen. Only a few kinds of dishes are 490 yen.

About BANPAIYA 晩杯屋

Banpaiya 晩杯屋

It is a bar restaurant chain, and most branches are standing bar style. They are mainly located in Tokyo. Actually, same branches are not standing bar but the menu and the prices are similar to the standing branches.

There is a lot of food variety in this bar. There is about 50 kinds of dishes available and all of them are inexpensive.

This bar's food is inexpensive and actually delicious compared to the prices. Another good point of this bar is the food is served faster than you would expect. The bar room is bright with good atmosphere.

The pronunciation of this name (晩杯屋 BANPAIYA) is similar to “vampire”.😈

Delicious Food, Low Prices, Quick Service

Specialty of the bar

Their food selection often changes. When I've gone to the restaurant a few times a year and their food menu was always changed to match seasons and the food was inexpensive . Of course, several dishes are regularly served.
I think this restaurant is good for a regular customer who wants to eat seasonal and fresh food.
First, I will introduce the regularly served foods on below.
I always see these foods below on the menu. Probably these are regularly served.

Regularly served foods

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Japanese-style stew and broth 煮込み

Japanese-style stew 煮込み Nikomi
Stewed tofu, vegetables, meat in a Japanese-style broth

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Whale bacon くじらベーコン

Whale bacon くじらベーコン Kujira bacon 490 yen
This is Japanese traditional food.
They sometimes offer whale sashimi (raw meat) and deep fried whale.

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Deep fried horse mackerel アジフライ

Deep fried horse mackerel アジフライ Ajifurai

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Tuna sashimi マグロ刺し

Tuna sashimi マグロ刺し Maguro sashi
or
Tuna sashimi topped with grated sticky yama-imo マグロ山かけ
* Yama-imo / Naga-imo is mountain yam.

They usually offer a few kinds of sashimi (fresh seafood).

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Deep fried breaded liver レバフライ

Deep fried breaded liver レバフライ Rebafurai
I recommend you put sauce on this food.

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Large size of Deep fried liver 大盛レバホルモン

Large size of deep fried liver 大盛レバホルモン Oomori rebahorumon
I got full quickly. This large portion was too much for me because I was there alone.

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Crispy deep fried cheese チーズカリカリ

Crispy deep fried cheese チーズカリカリ Cheese Karikari

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Deep fried garlic 揚げにんにく

Deep fried garlic 揚げにんにく Ageninniku

Seasonal foods

These dishes on this chapter depend on the season and when purchasing from a food market. They might be not available when you go to the bar.

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Yellowtail sashimi ぶり刺し

Yellowtail sashimi ぶり刺し Burisashi

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Oden おでん

Oden おでん is a type of Japanese hot pod / boiled cuisine.
5 kinds of Oden (It is a type of Japanese hot pod / boiled cuisine in a Dashi broth.)

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Ginko nuts 揚げ塩ぎんなん

Deep Fried Ginkgo Nuts with Salt 揚げ塩ぎんなん Ageshio ginnan
I like this! Yummy!

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Deep fried breaded thick ham 極厚ハムカツ

Deep fried breaded thick ham 極厚ハムカツ Hamukatsu

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Seared bonito かつおたたき

Flash-seared bonito かつおたたき Katsuo tataki
This bonito is seared briefly on the outside and served sliced. I recommend you put citrus-flavored soy sauce. Please find a sauce bottle that has the name label ポン酢 or 味ぽん on the table.

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Sardine sashimi いわし刺し

Sardine sashimi いわし刺し Iwashi sashi

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Whelk sashimi つぶ貝刺し

Whelk sashimi つぶ貝刺し Tsubugai sashi

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Sliced giant clam sashimi 黒ミル貝

Sliced giant clam sashimi 黒ミル貝 Kuromirugai

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Thinly sliced Squid sashimi イカそうめん

Thinly sliced Squid sashimi イカそうめん Ika soumen

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Firefly squid sashimi ホタルイカ刺し

Firefly squid sashimi ホタルイカ刺し Hotaruika sashi

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Vinegared fresh oyster カキ酢

Vinegared fresh oyster カキ酢 Kaki-su
This is popular and often sold out quickly. I recommend this. Tasty!

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Deep fried oyster カキフライ

Deep fried oyster カキフライ Kakifurai

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Deep fried octopus タコのから揚げ

Deep fried octopus タコのから揚げ Tako no karaage

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Deep fried smelt わかさぎの唐揚げ

Deep fried lake smelt わかさぎの唐揚げ Wakasagi no karaage
The entire fish is edible. In Japan, we eat this dish head, tail and bones.

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Deep fried small crab 姫ヒラ爪蟹(ひめひらつめがに)の唐揚げ

Deep fried small crab 姫ヒラ爪蟹(ひめひらつめがに)の唐揚げ
Hime hiratume gani no karaake
The entire crab is edible.
It is crispy and savory like shrimp.

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Deep fried blow (puffer) fish ふぐから揚げ

On the left:
Deep fried blow (puffer) fish ふぐから揚げ Fugu karaage
It has some tiny bones but the fried bones are also edible.

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Foie gras of the sea with citrus flavored soy sauce あん肝ポン酢

Foie gras of the sea (Monkfish liver) with citrus flavored soy sauce あん肝ポン酢
Ankimo ponzu
The citrus flavored soy sauce is prepared on the bar counter. Maybe, the label of the sauce bottle is 味ぽん.

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Sea Squirt ほや

Sea Squirt ほや Hoya
* Hoya is one of the Japanese delicacies.

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Deep fried breaded mussel ムールフライ

Deep fried breaded mussel ムールフライ
Muurufrai

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Mussel ムール貝

Mussel ムール貝 Muurugai

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Black pepper bamboo shoots 黒コショウメンマ

Black pepper bamboo shoots 黒コショウメンマ
Kuro kosho menma

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Eringi (Trumpet) mushroom with citrus-flavored soy sauce エリンギポン酢

Eringi (Trumpet) mushroom with citrus-flavored soy sauce エリンギポン酢
Eringi ponzu

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Deep fried eggplant with grated ginger なすしょうが

Deep fried eggplant with grated ginger なすしょうが
Nasu shouga

Alcoholic beverages

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Yuzu citron mixed with shochu 生ゆずハイ, Beer 生ビール

Draft Beer 生ビール Nama-biru
Yuzu citron mixed with shochu 生ゆずハイ Nama-yuzu-hai

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Yuzu citron mixed with shochu 生ゆずハイ

Yuzu citron mixed with shochu 生ゆずハイ Nama-yuzu-hai
Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit and has a refreshing flavor. Give it a try!

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Cold sake 冷酒

Cold sake 冷酒 Reishu

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Unfiltered sake にごり酒

Unfiltered sake (Cloudy sake) にごり酒 Nigorizake

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Green tea mixed with shochu 緑茶割り

Green tea mixed with shochu 緑茶割り Ryakucha-wari

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Tomato mixed with shochu トマト割り

Tomato mixed with shochu トマト割りTomato-wari

… 割り wari
means Shochu-based drink without soda.

… ハイ hai
means Shochu-based or something alcohol (liqueur) with soda.

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Ume (Plum) mixed with shochu 男梅チューハイ

Ume (Plum) mixed with shochu 男梅チューハイ Otoko-ume-chuhai

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Sudachi citron mixed with shochu 生すだちハイ

Sudachi citron mixed with shochu 生すだちハイ Nama-sudachi-hai
It tastes like lime

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Shoshu soda チューハイ

Shoshu soda チューハイ Chu-hai
This is simple and standard drink.

Tips

How to order

  • When you get into the bar, please tell the staff how many people are with you. (This place is nice for one or two persons.)
  • When a person goes to a bar alone, the staff usually leads the customer to the counter bar instead of a table. They don't offer a complementary hand towel. Instead, you can buy a disposable hand towel (called おしぼり Oshibori) for 70 yen if you want.
  • This bar has unique ordering system. On the first order, you should orally order your drink.
Banpaiya 晩杯屋
  • When the first drink is served, you can then order food. At that time, you have to write the food or drink name and quantity on the order slip by yourself and pass it to the staff.

If you are non-Japanese (you don't speak Japanese), I think you don't need to do that. Just ask the staff or Japanese customers next to you. They will probably help you with ordering.

Picture and English menu is not available.

Banpaiya 晩杯屋

商品名 Food/Drink Name
数量 Quantity

Self-service

Banpaiya 晩杯屋
Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Shibuya dougenzaka 渋谷道玄坂

At this inexpensive bar, returning your empty dishes and glasses to the counter and cleaning your table by yourself with a cloth are very helpful.

Banpaiya 晩杯屋
  • After finishing your meal, you pay the bill. (Cash only)
    You need to say “Kaikei onegaishimasu . 会計、お願いします。” to the staff. It means “May I have the bill, please.”

Information

Bar restaurant name
BANPAIYA 晩杯屋

Website (in Japanese)

晩杯屋|株式会社アクティブソース
立呑み晩杯屋を運営する株式会社アクティブソースのホームページです
  • No cover charge (except seating style branches)
    BANPAIYA 晩杯屋 is standing bar chain, but some branches have table seats.
    When you have the table seats you are charged 70 yen (or 200 yen) including disposable hand towel / person as the cover charge.
  • No service fee
  • Prices on the menu are included 10% tax.
  • Smoking is accepted. (except Shibuya 渋谷 branch)
  • Picture and English menu is not available.
  • Credit cards are not accepted.

I introduce some restaurants around popular sightseeing places in downtown Tokyo.
Check out Google Maps below!

Ueno 上野
* Open 3:00 pm (1:00 pm on Saturday, Sunday and holiday)
* It is not standing bar. Table seats style
* Cover charge is 70 yen / person.

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Ikebukuro Higashiguchi 池袋東口
Ikebukuro 池袋
* Open 3:00 pm (1:00 pm on Saturday, Sunday and holiday)

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Shinjuku omoideyokocho 新宿思い出横丁
Shinjuku 新宿
* Open 7:00 am

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Shibuya dougenzaka 渋谷道玄坂
Shibuya 渋谷
* Open 3:00 pm (1:00 pm on Saturday, Sunday and holiday)
* It is standing bar, and there are also table seats on the 3F.
* Cover charge is 200 yen / person when you stay the table seats.
* No smoking in Shibuya branch, but smoking only iQOS is accepted.
* At many other bars of this bar chain, smoking is accepted. Go to Shibuya of you like.

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Shimbashi karasumori 新橋烏森
Shinbashi 新橋
* There are 2 bars near the station. They open from 3:00 pm, 1:30 pm or 1:00 pm.

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Ginza 銀座
Ginza 銀座
* Open 3:00 pm
* It is standing bar, and there are also table seats. The 1F is standing room only with no cover charge. The 2F has seating for a 70-yen cover charge.

Akihabara 秋葉原
* Open 3:00 pm (1:00 pm on Saturday, Sunday and holiday)
* It is not standing bar. Table seats style
* Cover charge is 70 yen / person.
* When you order you need to use tablet device instead of using the order slip. English information and picture menu are not available on the tablet.

Banpaiya 晩杯屋 Uguisudani 鶯谷
Uguisudani 鶯谷
* Open 3:00 pm (1:00 pm on Saturday, Sunday and holiday)
* GUEST HOUSE toco is near this bar. 

Monzennakacho 門前仲町
* Open 3:00 pm


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