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Shirube Shimokitazawa

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2-18-2 Kitazawa, Setagaya 155-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3413-3785
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Maybe the best food experience I had in Tokyo, the place is very traditional serving a lot of hot dishes and Japanese whiskey. spend a cold winter evening in this warm place and watch them preparing your meals. try the Mackerel there, they burn it with fire on your table. its in a very tiny street, the last order 10:30... More 

Thank abdallaahmad
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Mackrel roasted in front of us was one of the best we ever had. Another dish, consisting of raw fat tuna + avocado + Japanese mayo combination was heavenly as well. Roasted shrimps were great and sashimi for two was very tasty and seemed super-fresh. Service was very attentive and doing its best to communicate despite the language barrier. Being... More 

Thank K0TY
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

In three weeks of Japan, this was by far the worst diner experience. The food was mediocre (i.e. sashimi, was inferior quality), the prices way to expensive compared to better and similar establishments and there is a 'cover charge' that is not on the menu, nor anywhere described. I really do not get why the rating is this high.

Thank Rbrench
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Words cannot describe how terrible the service has been. We needed to order the sashimi 7(!!!) times before we got it. The first 2 times the waiter went and came back asking again what we ordered. The 3rd time was 25 later, after us asking, apparently they sold out of 2 of 3 sashimi we ordered. So we ordered again,... More 

Thank Galshal
New York City, New York
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My girlfriend brought me to the place last summer. Their sake selection is somewhat limited but priced right, and their menus are more than enough to keep your culinary senses entertained.

Thank ShoichiN
Lyon, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

As we entered, the place and the vibe looked amazing. We had just sat down when they brought an apetizer, which was a mere salad but well seasoned. We found that it was a nice gesture. Before ordering food, we asked for one soda water and a beer but instead, they brought two beers and one soda water. We thought... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

A fun, local restaurant. Great energy, staff and food. Offers a set menu and an all you can drink option - which was fun. We sat outside and got little whiteboards we could draw on to show the staff through the window to make ordering drinks easier - cute idea and effective. The flamed mackerel is delicious and the chilli... More 

Thank Julian S
Paris, France
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

One of my favorite izakaya - great food and great atmosphere! The service is also very good, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Vincent C
Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Shirube is vibrant and buzzing with a great atmosphere. The service was variable - from really engaged and helpful, to offhand and inattentive (perhaps if we'd been two slightly younger women or just men, our service would have been better). Watching the staff around us, we were on the bottom end of the scale. The food was OK but ate... More 

Thank AustralasianGal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We just came from his restaurant and the food is fantastic and the staff are amazing. They were very accommodating to a gluten free diet. Highly recommend.

Thank Jason G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-18-2 Kitazawa, Setagaya 155-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Setagaya
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3413-3785

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?