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Juban no Obachan 十番のおばちゃん

Updated: Mar 20

An Iconic Izakaya Hidden  in the Alleyways

   Just a 1-minute walk from Azabujuban station’s Exit 4, there stands a little glass-window shop called “Juban no Obachan” tucked away in the alley. Inside, a petite and homey Obachan (or ‘auntie’ in English) in an apron moves briskly. Fumiko-san, the owner, born and raised in Azabujuban, has been managing the shop alone for about 10 years. All the local residents  affectionately know her as the "Auntie of Azabujuban", and hence, the shop’s name!

‘Kanpai’ with the Locals!

   Before you know it, it's time for a toast! The cozy establishment accommodates around 10 people on the first floor (standing), and another 10 at the tables on the second floor. Customers freely come and go, enjoying food and drinks in an at-home atmosphere. Also, it is quite common to end up sharing a table with someone you don’t know, making it easy for both newcomers and regulars to quickly become friends.

Experience "Japanese Home Cooking”!

   The grilled fish set meal, made with fresh fish sourced from Tsukiji Market, rice, and homemade side dishes, is a favorite, especially the salmon! (Warning though, the fish head is attached,  so let them know if you wish to have the head removed.) During winter, Obachan highly recommends ordering the Oden (an assortment of vegetables and fish cake boiled in Japanese soup stock). Additionally, there are hidden menu items only available at certain times, so be sure to ask Obachan about them.

A Chance for a Great Encounter

   Despite its not-so-prominent location and minimal social media presence, this shop is always bustling with customers because it is a neighborhood favorite. She welcomes you with a smile anytime you peek in, worries when someone seems troubled, and is always ready to lend a helping hand. Come and get a boost of positivity, and pay a visit to "Juban no Obachan"!

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Juban no Obachan


Mon - Sun 11 ~ 11PM 


2 Chome-1-13 Azabujuban, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0045



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