One of Nagoya's most popular izakaya chains, Yamachan serves regional delicacies such as spicy fried chicken wings and miso-based stews, all at very reasonable prices.
Unusually for this chain, one of the four dining floors is smoke-free. There's also a standing-bar area on the first floor that's open from noon.
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