Ahhh, sake. What attracted us to Kanouya in the first place was their sign out front advertising a wealth of quality nihonshu (sake). With an attractive storefront in one of Noge’s newly remodeled buildings, we had to venture in to find out more. The new interior certainly makes it feel upscale.





The sake list is about 20 deep and changes every few weeks, depending on availability and season (glass ¥320〜/180ml ¥640〜). The bar also has its own special, high-end junmai ginjo made by Hayashi Brewing of Gifu (glass ¥500/180ml ¥980). There may be some other items not on the menu so ask your server if they have any special recommendations. Premium Malts regular or dark (glass ¥400/, mug ¥580), various shochu (¥450〜) and a wide variety of other mixed drinks and alcohols are also available.

The food menu also has a lot to choose from. It focuses on sushi and sashimi with some specials changing daily. When the chillier weather rolls around, the nabe may be the go-to choice (¥1580〜). In the way of Japanese fare, there really isn’t much they don’t serve.


For seating the bar has a little something for everyone. The first floor is mainly a long bar for 12 with an additional 6 tables for 4. The spacious upstairs is set up for larger parties, with a traditional Japanese-style floor-seating area and another more private room. Note that the restaurant is non-smoking so you can enjoy the pleasant aroma of your sake. Cheers.



Kanouya website



Weekdays 17:00~23:00

Saturdays 12:00 ~ 15:00 / 16:00 ~ 23:00

Sundays 12:00 ~ 15:00 / 16:00 ~ 22:00

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