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“great sake tasting”

Kurand Sake Market, Ikebukuro
Ranked #1 of 44 Nightlife in Toshima
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Over 100 varieties ! Compare different sakes without the need to worry about time or your wallet. Choose a cup, make your way over to the fridge, take out a sake and pour away. You are free to bring your own snacks and bites. No need to worry about time or your wallet. Enjoy all kinds of sake at your own leisure. Direct from the brewery! We bring you one sake from each of a small selection of small breweries. We bring you sakes at their best that have been painstakingly crafted by breweries that even in an age of industrialisation continue to brew by hand. All the sake comes direct from the breweries themselves. Only cash payment is accepted. Please try and bring the exact change. Now offering a one-coin pay-per-sake system: 500 yen per sake. 1000 yen cashback for stays of less than 1 hour.
Reviewed May 24, 2017

for yen 3,200, you are able to help yourself to a 100 variety of sake, sochou and some liquor in house. i arrived just half an hour before closing, so settled for a sampler set which was 4 sake for yen 1,500. it was excellent value and i got to taste raw, super dry and slightly fruity sakes. I even got to taste the sparkling sake just released - it was quite nice.

it looks like a good place to meet up with friends or have a friday night out.

Thank 1mightymouse
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Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

We took the English language tasting class here and it was a really great experience. It cost around 4500Y per person, but it was definitely worth it. It started with two hours of lessons about the sake making process, different sake types, and flavour profiles. Afterwards we had two additional hours of free pouring from probably 50-75 different sake bottles. By the end, we had sampled so many sakes and had a better idea about what we liked/disliked in a sake. The sakes they provide are very high quality, with some that are exclusive to Kurand and unique options to try like sparkling sake and fresh sake. There's also fruit liqueurs and a beer machine for any friends who decide it's not for them. We brought in our own food and they provided cutlery and plates. Overall we had a great night drinking (probably too much) high quality sake and learning more about the craft. A highlight of our trip to Japan!

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Reviewed April 13, 2017

We went to Kurand on the last night of our trip to Tokyo. I am very happy that we did not miss out on this cool experience!
Kurand lets you try dozens of different kinds of sake, all at your own pace. The staff was very helpful in explaining the procedure to us, and helped us to navigate all the choices by providing us with a checklist sheet that detailed the qualities of all the sake. There are clear English instructions as well for how to warm up the hot sake varieties. And there's a beer tap too, in case you get tired of just sake!
Definitely bring plenty of food! We got takeout sushi and dumplings to do with our sake. Kurand provides real dishes for the food as well, so the experience isn't dampened by eating out of a plastic tray.
Reservations are required, and can be made online or by phone.
Overall, we had a fantastic experience at Kurand, and would absolutely recommend it to any traveler that enjoys sake.

1  Thank Leah T
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Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

But for reals all you can drink sake!! Pretty much sums up this review! Awesome place can be a little tricky to find but that's part of the adventure! Make sure to bring plenty of food so you can enjoy the sake.

Thank amoro19
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Reviewed August 13, 2016

have a nice drink,nice service.
have a good environment and feel with my friends
thank for kurand sake market-ikebukuro

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Hiroto020, Inbound Team at Kurand Sake Market, Ikebukuro, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience at KURAND. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends again very soon.

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