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Hobgoblin Shibuya

$$ - $$$
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
Bar, Pub
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1-3-11 Dogenzaka | Ichiban Bldg. 3F, Shibuya 150-0043, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-6415-4244
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The manager means well and is a good sort, but the place isn't invested in: speaker system is terrible, ask to play Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix and his voice doesn't come out; tvs are so so, decor needs a good looking at (or rather try not to look at the lack of it). Menu reasonable, some good beers at... More 

Thank TenshiJapan
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Went there on a weekday evening. Reasonable prices, good selection of beers and ales. Cosy place and friendly service. Go if you're a business traveler staying around Shibuya and don't care for room service:) Especially if you're looking for some English ales... Looks like most Tokyo restaurants allow smoking in the restaurant but this one felt amazingly well ventilated. Enjoy!

Thank OneFourFive
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

A review I should have written a long time ago... The Shibuya Hobgoblin- what a joy! A truly authentic British pub in the heart of Tokyo. As a Brit living in Japan, I occasionally visit the Hobgoblin when feeling homesick and it truly provides a taste of home. Delicious gravy dinners, cheeky British (and Japanese!) bar staff, a music playlist... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

A home from home for Tokyo visitors and residents alike. It really is an oasis in the heart of the city for all to put their feet up and enjoy the banter. Fine service too from a staff who care.

1 Thank SideCliff
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Great location, absolutely love the staff, excellent food, and an authentic English pub manager to top off the ambience!

Thank Frank F
Tokyo, Japan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Great staff, food, drink Some wierdo s on comedy night though Ur man the manager is very entertaining and chatty Will definetly go back when in shibuya .

Thank 666paddy
Tokyo, Japan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

My best advice for customers is not to go up and order from the bar. The British guy behind the bar is irritable and rude- seems like he hates his job, the staff and customers. The waitresses that came to our table were very nice, friendly and incredibly helpful even though it was quite a busy Saturday The food was... More 

1 Thank jdailey33
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my weeks holiday in Tokyo, especially the Shibuya hobgoblin. Excellent fish&chips and really good and friendly service. Will definitely come back on my next trip.

Thank johnyabb
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Food was reasonable no issues there. Drinks reasonable priced. Poor streaming of sport with a lag every 90 seconds making it difficult to which. Our biggest issues was with very poor service. For instance, had our cutlery taken from our table before our meals arrived, asked twice if they could clear the plates when we are still holding a new... More 

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Mark S, Owner at Hobgoblin Shibuya, responded to this review

Sorry you had a bad experience at our pub. The General Manager was off the day you went but this is no excuse for bad service from the waitresses. Obviously a lack of training so we are addressing your issues and will try to improve from now. Thanks for bringing these things to our attention and I hope you will... More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

Been here many times. I knew I had come to the right place when the barman asked me "ALRIGHT MATE, WHAT CAN I GET YA?", instead of the usual polite nature I am used to by now. This made me feel at home. The food was the only authentic British food I have eaten in Tokyo, and I had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-3-11 Dogenzaka | Ichiban Bldg. 3F, Shibuya 150-0043, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shibuya>  > Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Phone Number: +81 3-6415-4244

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

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Neighborhood Profile
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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