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Tachikawa: Kushiage
Deep-fried kushiage
skewers go wonder-
fully well with
beer, so the combi-
nation of kushiage
plus craft beer is
an appealing alter-
native to the insip-
id mini-pizzas and
sausages found at so
many bars. Run by
Shizuoka-based Ten
Ants brewery, Wagaya
offers a couple of
Ten Ants' own brews
as well as beers
from US breweries
like Pizza Port,
Stone and Epic, and
domestic producers
like North Island
and OhLaHo.

The atmosphere here
feels more like an
izakaya than a typi-
cal beer bar, and
the non-kushiage
portion of the menu
includes izakaya
standards like
chicken karaage,
sashimi, chijimi
pancakes and namul.

The extensive ku-
shiage selection
covers the typical
range of deep-fried
vegetables, seafood
and meats, plus
unusual combinations
like pork belly with
enoki mushrooms and
corned-beef cro-
quettes. Deep-fried
cream cheese topped
with blueberry jam
makes a novel des-
sert. The skewers we
tried were all
skillfully prepared,
minimally oily with
a nice crisp coat-

Draft beers come in
one size only and
are quite reasonably
priced at Y650 a
glass, while ku-
shiage ranges from
Y100-200 per skewer.
(There's also a Y300
charge for your
otoshi starter.)
Wagaya is located
quite close to sev-
eral other craft-
beer purveyors -
Rose Hogs, My TaBReW
and Basel - so it
makes a good stop on
a craft-beer neigh-
borhood tour.
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Nearest restau-

Nearest cafes/

Tachikawa, Shibas-
akicho 3-1-9, Rateru
Bldg 5F. Open
5pm-midnight (LO)
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