Food/Drink Travel

Gonpachi Nishi-Azabu


If you are in Tokyo and want to see Japanese drum (“Taiko”) show while enjoying good Japanese Izakaya food, then please try Gonpachi Nishi-Azabu. It is a chain of restaurants with more than ten locations in Tokyo. You may have already heard about the restaurant as the restaurant was the model location for a fighting scene in the first Kill Bill movie (2003). The Izakaya food that the restaurant provides is surprisingly good and the price is pretty reasonable, which is one of the reasons why it is popular not only for tourists but for locals.

The Japanese drum show is only available on certain days, mostly on Sundays and Wednesdays (you can check the schedule on the website below), but it is worth checking out as the show will definitely impress you with dynamic Japanese drums’ sounds. Although this type of Japanese drum show is not traditional and is more of an entertainment, the performance itself is still impressive. Make sure to make a reservation in advance so that you can reserve a perfect spot to watch the show.

The restaurant is open until 3:30 am (last order is 2:45 am) so it may be a good place to stop by after a long day in case you missed a proper dinner while traveling in Tokyo.

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