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Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us and we were lucky enough to get a reservation for the same evening. We had a great evening - the people in the restaurant are very friendly and welcoming. The menu is in Japanese we opted for the set...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank SAGA2011
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Stepped in one night and it was full, so we made a reservation for the next evening. Surpassed all expectations! Not a typical izakaya as it is more dynamic, modern and part of the group that abuses by farm-to-table philosophy. Very friendly, happy staff, English...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I tried getting a reservation to Onikai several times. I called from the US, only to be told that reservations are only available 30days prior. So I called 30days prior to the day I wanted to reserve, they told me they were fully booked. If...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

When we arrived , the staff looks very happy to see us. We took the menu du chef and we specified What we do not like ( squid, heel,....). It was excellent and very copious. We only stay 3 nights but maybe we will come...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Frederic P
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Make your reservations early! This place gets filled fast and for good reason! "Yummy food" just doesn't cut it. Excellent, farm to table dishes that's simple but absolutely delicious. Order the avocado juice drink.

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank clarkbarbb
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Onikai was really tasty and really fun. Everyone seemed very happy to have us and went out of their way to make us feel at home despite our inability to speak or read Japanese. If we understood correctly the ingredients are all sourced from the...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank tavhkog
Reviewed November 12, 2015

Food was amazing : we asked for a veggie menu and the flavors were great. Even if the hardly speak english, they do their best and the staff is lovely. And being at the counter we watched the whole cooking process it was a great...More

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank jeremoquai
Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Great Izakaya restaurant which focuses on inventive fresh vegetables. Great if you are a tourist who has a hankering for some vegetarian food or otherwise struggles to eat seafood/pork products. Only downside is that it is not particularly English friendly in that there was no...More

Date of visit: September 2015
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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find
themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited
by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of
fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are
piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed
outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub
for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes.
Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall
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