Time Out says
Built on the remains of the old Yamashita shopping centre, Ebisu Yokocho opened in 1998 as a lively izakaya arcade with plenty to offer for courageous diners. You’ll find western-style wine bars, sushi shops, oden, grills and even oddities such as horse or whale meat (at Jun-chan). Some of the shops have less than twenty-five square metres of indoor space, which explains the many desks and chairs lined up near the entrances. Most businesses here operate from 5pm until very late indeed; a few others run from 11am to 11pm.