Iyaiya Sanbai is a trendsetting, no-smoking izakaya trying to take the traditional izakaya mainstream in Minato, Tokyo.
Is Iyaiya Sanbai English friendly?
Surprisingly, yes. I mean, it’s not the most English friendly place, but the staff can speak some, so that helps a lot.
The menus aren’t in English though, but they have big pictures which makes it very easy to order.
Is it good for groups?
Yes, it is. You can fit a decent size party here no problem, but I would make reservations just in case — they can get quite busy. And if they are busy you may be limited to 2 hours and 30 minutes.
The cool thing is you can make reservations online here.
How much does Iyaiya Sanbai cost?
This is an izakaya. A nice one at that, in a part of town that isn’t cheap. Of course, it depends entirely on how much you order, but I would plan to spend ¥3,000-¥5,000 per person, especially if drinking alcohol.
Course meals start at ¥3,000 and go up to ¥5,000, with drinks on top.