Yasu’s favourite izakaya is now mine. IZAKAYA たいと

I met Yasu at the Japan Council of Local Government Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) in Sydney a few years ago. With his posting over and a trip to Tokyo coming up for Veronica and I, some loose arrangements were made to meet up.

Without knowing much about each other, I opted for informality and the prospect of lots of food and adult beverages by suggesting that we go to Yasu’s favourite izakaya.

And what a damn fine night we had at IZAKAYA たいと (I don’t know what is says, but I gather it is an amalgam of the two operators names). When Yasu’s personal Japanese whisky bottle is bought over to the table, the prospects were good that things came only go up from there. Little did I know that Yasu has been eating at this place for 15 years!

Rounds of delicious foods were delivered, selected by by Yasu and Chie and by the operators – their special dishes for a favourite local and us blow-ins. The good range of food much was more that a typical izakaya. Great conversations about work, families, politics, golf, soccer, teaching, history and culture.

A really nice night. Thank you Yasu and Chie.

Check out a place like IZAKAYA たいと rather than the crowds and noise of Roppongi central.  https://goo.gl/maps/Ap3yeCrNZ1G2 106-0032 Tōkyō-to, Minato-ku, Roppongi, 3 Chome−4−48

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Taking regular visitors routes but more often just where the trains or buses go. Japan leads the way.
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4 Responses to Yasu’s favourite izakaya is now mine. IZAKAYA たいと

  1. So good to have locals show you their favourite eateries. Even with recommendations from books or websites, finding places can be tricky so I sometimes just give up and walk around until I find something. Food is generally so good in Japan this seems to work.

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    • TonyJ2 says:

      Recommendations certainly help. Particularly when I am on my own, I can walk up and down, around and around – without the gumption to walk into an unknown eatery, or a pub/bar for an adult beverage. Too often (sadly), Lawsons and takeaway wins!

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  2. Robert McKie says:

    Hi Tony,
    That reads Taito, a review on yelp confirms that it’s a combination of the two owners’ names.

    Here’s the Yelp link – https://www.yelp.com/biz/%E5%B1%85%E9%85%92%E5%B1%8B%E3%81%9F%E3%81%84%E3%81%A8-%E6%B8%AF%E5%8C%BA

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