A Friendly Chinese Owner in Tateishi. A Great Value Izakaya Open Until Midnight!


This izakaya is located along the main street running south from the arcade shopping street starting at the Keisei Line’s Tateishi Station. Tateishi is an area with no shortage of bars, but while there are many that open during daylight hours then close early, this particular izakaya, “Aoba,” fills a desperately-needed niche in the area by staying open until midnight.

The owner is a Chinese woman with a friendly disposition who has lived in Japan for over 30 years now, and the izakaya is always packed with customers drinking and having a good time.
The menu features around 100 different dishes, including seafood, grilled dishes, and fried dishes, and the bulk of them are very reasonably priced, between 300 and 500 yen. Every dish is delicious and generously portioned, making the value here exceptional.
Ice-cold beer, delicious food, and a bright and homey atmosphere all make for a place you’ll want to enjoy for a good long while.


  • Enjoy drinks and food to your heart’s content at this izakaya in the Shitamachi area Tateishi.
  • The Chinese owner holds cheery conversation even with foreign tourists, so you can relax and enjoy your food and drinks.
  • Exquisite dishes available on the menu, including authentic Chinese yaki-gyoza and ham katsu.
  • All dishes are generously portioned, but most are still priced between 300 and 500 yen.
  • The deep interior offers a variety of seating options, including counter seats, table seats, and seats far in the back.


  • Exterior view of Aoba, located along the main street

    Exterior view of Aoba, located along the main street

  • Deep-spanning restaurant interior

    Deep-spanning restaurant interior

  • Counter seats for lively conversation

    Counter seats for lively conversation

  • Super-popular thick-cut “ham katsu”

    Super-popular thick-cut “ham katsu”

  • Generously-portioned “sticky assortment of 5”

    Generously-portioned “sticky assortment of 5”

  • Plenty of drink options

    Plenty of drink options


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Health and Sanitation Measures

  • Thorough cleaning.

  • Appropriate spacing between guest seating.


Name in Japanese
Postal Code
1-20-12 Tateishi, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
Telephone number
Business Hours
3,000-4,000 yen
About a 2-minute walk from the Keisei Oshiage Line’s Keisei Tateishi Station
Credit Cards
Not accepted