Ryogoku: Kushiage
Tanaka (Ryogoku: Kushiage)
Open 5pm-1:30am (LO) daily.
late: Open late
Sun: Open Sundays
no smoking: No smoking

This very lively Osaka-based izakaya serves kushiage - deep-fried meat and vegetables on skewers - at very budget-friendly prices. Most deep-fried skewers are Y100-120 each, with luxury items like asparagus and scallops just Y200. You can start off with an assorted platter of beef and pork cutlets and vegetables, or go straight for the more exotic items like deep-fried pickles, garlic cloves, ginger root and mangos.

There is some casual outdoor seating in front of the shop. Open from noon on weekends and holidays.

Sumida-ku, Midori 1-17-9.
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