Sake cream soda
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This izakaya in Shinbashi is serving sake cream soda this summer

Sake Bar Kuranoya’s fruit-flavoured, grown-up ice cream soda is available until the end of September

Youka Nagase
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Youka Nagase

Summertime in Tokyo can be pretty unbearable, and it’s tempting to stay cool indoors with an ice cream or a refreshing cup of cold sake in hand. Sake Bar Kuranoya in Shinbashi is now offering the best of both worlds by combining these two summer essentials, offering a boozy ice cream soda until the end of September.

Sake Cream Soda
Photo: Globridge

The bar is just a three-minute walk from the bustling Shinbashi Station, and is stocked with more than 50 kinds of sake. The seasonal sake cream soda (from ¥898) comes in four flavours – green apple, pink grapefruit, passion fruit and blue curacao – and is topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. For the base, you can pick any sake in the bar, but the summer collection, which includes bottles like Haneya Shine from Fuji, Jyuku Contrail 19 from Nagano, Senkin Kabutomushi from Tochigi and more, is recommended. The boozy treat is only available until the end of September or while stocks last.

If a dessert cocktail isn’t your thing, try Sake Bar Kuranoya’s all-you-can-drink-sake course (¥3,000) in the evening, along with a plethora of meaty dishes like lamb chops and uni (sea urchin) wrapped in roasted beef.

Before you go out for a drink, check our guide on going out safely in Tokyo.


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