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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Hop Journey – Tokyo Beer Drinker


Written by Mothy

The opposite day, I went to Hop Journey (モロッコ料理とクラフトビール ホップとリップ ) in Yono. At the very least I feel that may be the English of its title. It doesn’t have any English signage and is missing in on-line presence. However their Instagram URL is labeled as Hop Journey so I’ll go together with that, although that hiragana と is complicated me. Anyway, you’ll in all probability need to use the Japanese in any web seek for the place since underneath the title Hop Journey they’re fairly laborious to search out. However as soon as you discover the place they’re situated, it’s straightforward to get to. A few 5 minute stroll from Yono station. As I led with, I went there the opposite day. It was truly the second time I’d visited, however the first time was with a good friend and I ended up taking note of our dialog quite than the small print wanted for a write up. So this time I made certain to go alone so I may give attention to the duty at hand. So with out additional ado, right here’s my ideas on the place.

It has a pleasant format, small, however feels open and never overcrowded. There are 5 tables and between them can sit 18-20. There’s additionally a small counter that may seat 4. Since I used to be alone that’s the place I sat. This allowed for some dialog with the man working the place that day. If I had been actually on my A recreation I’d have gotten details about if he was only a supervisor or the proprietor. However, I used to be not. (For readability I imply not on my A recreation, although it’s additionally true I used to be not the supervisor or proprietor). Earlier than I get to the beer I’d higher speak in regards to the meals, in any case craft beer and Moroccan delicacies is just not a mix I’m conscious of present elsewhere so this could possibly be a draw for individuals, even when they don’t stay in Saitama. It’s a little bit laborious for me to evaluate, as a result of my expertise with Moroccan is proscribed. I’ve by no means been to Morocco and have had Moroccan precisely twice, each instances in Japan: as soon as at a spot in Kyoto and the opposite time this place. Of the 2 I’d price the Kyoto place as higher however they didn’t serve craft beer, and it doesn’t imply I didn’t just like the meals, I actually did. My pockets regretted how a lot I preferred the meals as a result of it was expensive. However I suppose when you’ve got a Moroccan meals in Saitama monopoly you possibly can cost no matter you want. Not solely that, however I’d say they’ve the perfect vegetarian meals served with craft beer in Saitama as effectively. (Presumably, I didn’t examine an components record since I’m not vegetarian and simply ordered them to “be wholesome” whereas consuming and consuming an excessive amount of.) Anyway, in conclusion on the meals, with the reminder that I’m about as removed from an skilled on Moroccan meals as you will get, it’s fairly tasty and so long as you don’t thoughts dropping some actual money on it, price ordering.

Anyway, I’ve waited lengthy sufficient. “What in regards to the beer?” you scream whereas shaking me angrily. So right here I’m going to attract on my first go to a little bit bit and say, although I don’t precisely keep in mind which breweries that they had final time, I keep in mind being decently impressed. This time I used to be much less impressed, however I assume that’s simply luck of the draw. The sizes, I didn’t get the measurements for. They referred to as them, creatively, S, M, and L. I’d say the L might be a little bit in need of a pint but it surely’s in a goblet formed glass and I’m horrible at estimating quantities when they’re in that form. The discount in sizes could be what you think about. Costs, as is more and more well-liked, diverse broadly relying on the beer. However that day’s beers went S: ¥650-¥950 M: ¥800-¥1200 L: ¥1100-¥1600. They’ve eight faucets, however one was spent after I arrived and so they didn’t change it. So what number of you’ll even have obtainable to you’ll depend upon the day I suppose.

My conclusion is: I preferred the place fairly a bit. However the costs will maintain me from being an everyday. However that they had a good sized crowd each the instances I went in order that they in all probability will survive with out my frequent enterprise.

Japanese breweries on faucet after I visited:
Hideji
Iwatekura
Ise Kadoya
Shiga Kogen
Chichibu
Camado

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday, 11:30-14:30, 17:30-23:00
Saturday, 11:30-14:30, 17:30-22:00
Closed Sunday

Location/map:
下落合 1711 シティマークタワ 21, Chuo-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken

Phone:
048-767-5401

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