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Ginza Lion GINZA PLACE
Ranked #59 of 8,605 Restaurants in Chuo
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: Bar
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Nice to see the Japanese loosen up
Great foods and snacks. German style food and music and dress.
Medium beer sizes to order to keep it fresh.
Went back the following night as we enjoyed it

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Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

Right on main Ginza street. Think of Japanese trying to do Octoberfest. Great selection of beers. I had pretzels and sausages. Very good. A good break from eating Japanese food all the time if you are visiting Tokyo. Very English friendly.

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1  Thank thptrek
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

The Lion Beer Hall in Ginza, Tokyo, is on the main street, right in the middle of the shopping area. The outside windows contain the usual Japanese plastic models of food and drink, but once you step inside, it is decorated like a German Beer Keller from the 1930s, complete with brickwork and mural.
Food was OK, but it's the Sapporo beer most people go for. There is also limited wine and spirits available, as well as the obligatory Sake and Sochu! Surprisingly, it is not a tourist trap, with a clientelle consisting of predominantly middle class Japanese.
The only issue for most westerners might be the smoking, as even the non-smoking area is just a group of tables alongside the smoking area.
Staff are loud and theatrical, shouting out orders and dashing from tale to table.
It's a good experience and an unusual way to see Japanese relaxing.

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1  Thank PJEColchester
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

its huge it's busy it's loud IT'S WONDERFUL and friendly.
It is not a tourist trap!
it is on the main Ginza avenue about 7 minutes walk form Mitsukoshi not in the direction of Matsuya 7-9-20 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo tel 03 3571 2590
There are several floors I have only been to the ground floor BUT do TRY the other floors I will this week Today actually!!
I been to Tokyo many times and I always visit to immerse myself into the culture.
It is English friendly from the front door man to the waiter service and menus.
The EBISU beer is the best beer in the world, (try them all you can order HUGE to small).
The bar food arrives quickly and is very reasonably priced from 300 to 1500 yen and the food arrives fast along with the crisp perfectly poured beer.
we had the sauerkraut the large plate of mixed grilled sausages with mustard on the side and salted peas really good STUFF. But there are Japanese twists on bar food also so try these they go well with beer. If you dont want beer you can order wine but really WHY HA! HA! ENJOY!!!!!!!

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1  Thank Leonard F
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

We fancied a break from our shopping and this place is right in the heart of the action in Ginza.

It's a very large hall, even more so when you consider most bars and restaurants in Japan are tiny. The main advantage of that was we got a table right away and we didn't have to sit near the smokers.

There's a vague German theme to it (the waiters have kind of Bavarian dress on but haven't gone for full lederhosen). This didn't really enhance or detract our enjoyment of the place, as we were just there to enjoy the Japanese beer and some nibbles whilst we rested our feet. Eating nuts with chopsticks was a first!

I wouldn't go out of your way to visit it, especially if you're looking for a more 'authentic' Japan. But it made for some interesting people watching and was in a handy location.

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