Wednesday, 17 February 2016


Post by Iain

Wash1n Tokyo has been in business (in this incarnation at least, it seems) for about a year on the south side of Asagaya station. It's a smallish place with seven tables, two seating four and five seating two, and a counter with five seats. I visited around 19:00 on a Saturday and it was barely half full.
Here's what was available on their six craft beer taps when I visited: Sakura (Loco), Summit Ale (Ise Kadoya), Tazawako Rauch, Southern Cross IPA (Shonan), Tokyo White #8 (Far Yeast), and August Black. The other three taps were hard cidre, lemonhai, and Kirin Braumeister. It's unclear how often the beers change but judging from their Twitter feed there should be at least something new every few days. Some Baird barrels were in evidence so it seems we can expect some of that soon.
Sizes were pint (US) and glass, and while the place seemed a tad brightly lit, and a bit industrial (though one of the staff mentioned they were planning to refurbish soon), it was certainly welcoming on a cold-as-a-polar-bear's-bum January night. The pint size costs ¥850 and the glass ¥500.
There is a ¥400 otoshi charge, for which we got a small dish of tsukune in tomato stew. The food menu is decent, split between nibbles and their speciality, gyoza. I think we managed to sample just about all the different varieties and they were damn fine dumplings.
Overall this is a place I will definitely be revisiting soon. The only down side is that there is smoking, but there is a DJ booth and so the potential for playing some tunes. There was at least one English speaking staff staff member, too.

Japanese breweries on tap when I visited:
Ise Kadoya
Far Yeast/Kagua 

Opening Hours:
Daily, 17:00-01:00 (last order 00:30)

阿佐谷南3-34-15 1F, Suginami-ku, Tokyo



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