Scheduled every fourth Thursday of the month, Ippudo Stand presents its 2nd Sake Sampler Night. Drop by with friends, enjoy good sake and meet the master brewer for sake recommendations as well as learn all about sake etiquette.
Don’t miss the Sake Sampler Night for this month on June 22!
How much and what’s included? ¥1,500 (2 local sake with 2 paired side dishes) or ¥1,500 (4 kinds of sake tasting)
“Ippudo Stand” – How it Works!
At a typical ramen joint, you get right down to the noodles. Not here. Once you’re inside under the festive lanterns, your first stop should be the drinks menu, where from 3pm onward sake takes pride of place. Local liquor store Sumiyoshi Sake has selected its favorite brands from across Japan to create a compact yet comprehensive menu – and with a helpful English guide too. Pair your drink with an appetizer or two, or three… at around ¥180 each, snacks like tempura sliders, squid dumplings and onion rings are hard to resist. Just try to save room for ramen at the end (smaller servings are available if you can’t manage a full bowl)! It’s a concept borrowed from Ippudo’s New York restaurant, now available to try right here in Ippudo’s hometown.
Our sake expert for 6/22 (Thu.) is Mr. Tetsuo Yamaguchi of Niwa no Uguisu, a sake brewery established since 1832 in Kurume.
• 6/22 (Thu.) (every 4th Thursday of the month)
• ¥1,500 (2 local sake with 2 paired side dishes, or 4 kinds of sake tasting)
• Ippudo Tenjin Nishi-dori / Ippudo Stand
• 1-12-61 Daimyo, Chuo-ku