#3281

Best Izakaya in Yokohama, Japan

All You Can drink in Japan

By far my favourite izakaya is a place in Yokohama called Camp Yokohama.

As its name may suggest, this particular izakaya is camping themed. Which of course means, MEAT! GOOD MEAT! CHEAP MEAAAAT!!
Anything you order here is awesome, from the jumbo sausage (300 yen) to the lamb. What makes it exciting is that you get to cook it yourself on an actual barbeque set on your table. The freshly cooked meat tastes so good.

And how can you have an awesome barbeque without good drinks?
Camp Yokohama is also not the typical izakaya in the way you order drinks. At a typical izakaya, you have to order from a set menu. The waiter takes your order, and it can take 5-10 minutes for the drink to come out. One problem, you never know how it will taste. Unless you go to a really nice and expensive place, you will definitely come across a few horrible cocktails if you explore the menu. Some are too strong, some taste just like juice, and some are just outright bad. Whats worse is that there is usually a one drink at a time policy. You can't order multiple drinks and can't have leftovers.

At Camp Yokohama, you have no such worries.

YOU MAKE YOUR OWN DRINKS.

There is a sufficient selection of both soft and hard liquor. Vodka, rum, gin, beer, sake, shochu, you name it. Comes with a wide selection of mixers too, coke, fizzy water, orange juice, etc. You get to make your drinks as strong as you want and there is no strict one drink at a time policy.

Now you may think this place is expensive considering its perks. But no, its also one of the cheapest places I've been to. Honestly, I don't understand how they even make money. It starts off at 600 yen per hour of all you can drink. For every extra 10 minutes, its only 100 yen.
The only other extra cost is a 315 yen entrance fee that comes with a salad and a policy that each person must order at least one thing from the menu. But thats no issue because the food is so good!

If you find yourself around Yokohama station, looking for a place to drink with your friends, definitely go to CAMP Yokohama. Here is a link to its page on "tabelog."
http://tabelog.com/kanagawa/A1401/A140101/14047311/

Have a blast!

GenS image

GenS

Japan

GenS's other advice

Nagashi-Somen, Delicious Noodles in Japan images

Nagashi-Somen, Delicious Noodles in Japan

One of the best things I like about Japan is that the 4-season weather system is clearly reflected in the culture. In fall, you enjoy the changing colors and the sanma. Winter is for oranges in a war…

Best Soba in the Middle of Nowhere, Japan images

Best Soba in the Middle of Nowhere, Japan

Just last week I had the best soba in my life in the middle of nowhere, a five minute walk from Nakagami station on the Ome line. I was on a business trip on the way to a meeting at the Akishima city…

World's Most Comfortable Economy-class Seats on Skymark Airlines images

World's Most Comfortable Economy-class Seats on Skymark Airlines

When I boarded my Skymark airline flight last weekend for a short trip down to Fukuoka, I was shocked by how large the economy seats were. Initially I miss took the economy seats to be business class…

Cheapest Places for Karaoke in Japan images

Cheapest Places for Karaoke in Japan

Karatetsu is my go-to karaoke place. The reasons are clear. 1. Cheap2. Carries one of the most number of songs, which is perfect for someone like me who enjoys singing songs in English.The pr…

Best Way to Enjoy the FIFA World Cup in Japan images

Best Way to Enjoy the FIFA World Cup in Japan

Are you a soccer fanatic, bummed out that you won't be in Brazil to witness the excitement of the 2014 FIFA World Cup? Don't worry, even if you're here in Japan, on the opposite side of the globe, th…

Are You a Roller Coaster Fanatic? Don’t Miss Fujikyu Highland in Japan images

Are You a Roller Coaster Fanatic? Don’t Miss Fujikyu Highland in Japan

Located in Fuji Yoshida, right below Mt.Fuji, Fujikyu Highland is world renown for its multiple award winning rides. This brief description of each of the crazy rides at Fujikyu will surely get you o…

You might also like

Family-Friendly Zushi Beach in Japan images

Family-Friendly Zushi Beach in Japan

I recommend Zushi beach in Kanagawa prefecture. It only takes about 1 hour from Tokyo on the Yokosuka line and I was actually there yesterday! Although the transparency of the water can't really be c…

GenS image

GenS

Enjoy Japanese Chu-hi drink ! images

Enjoy Japanese Chu-hi drink !

You will see an overwhelming numbers of Chu-hi cans lined up in a rowbesides beer and wine in every convenience stores. Chu-hi is aJapanese-shochu-based cocktail, which has now become a widely ac…

fujimorison image

fujimorison

100 Yen Shop Listing for Yokohama images

100 Yen Shop Listing for Yokohama

I was recently asked by a group of tourists, “Can you tell us where the nearest convenience store is?”“Why bother with a conbini?” I replied. “There’s a 100 yen shop just down the street. They’ll…

Former Deep Japan Writer image

Former Deep Japan Writer

Let's Go Swimming in Yokohama! images

Let's Go Swimming in Yokohama!

In my last post, I talked about swimming at Yokohama's International Swimming Pool: http://www.deepjapan.org/a/4437But, of course, there are plenty of other pools in Yokohama where you can go to …

Former Deep Japan Writer image

Former Deep Japan Writer

SAKE 101: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SAKE images

SAKE 101: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SAKE

A trip to Japan would not be complete without a little sake tasting! But unless you are an avid sake drinker, it can be hard to know where to begin.To help you navigate the world of sake, we’ve d…

Andres Zuleta, Boutique Japan image

Andres Zuleta, Boutique Japan

Izakaya: An Insider's Perspective images

Izakaya: An Insider's Perspective

It can be a little difficult to explain the concept of an “izakaya” in English. They are likened to pubs or bars, essentially being establishments focused on serving alcoholic drinks. However, that’s…

Sakura image

Sakura