One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A type of Japanese bar in which a variety of small, typically inexpensive, dishes and snacks are served to accompany the alcoholic drinks.‘late-night shopping and drinks at a local izakaya are musts as evening rolls over Tokyo’
- ‘He took me to a small local Izakaya run by a guy who used to be closely affiliated with the Yakuza.’
- ‘After meeting under the big TV screen next to Shinjuku station we set off to find an Izakaya.’
- ‘To celebrate the occasion an evening full of Izakayas and Karaoke is on order.’
- ‘Although you probably won't find the dish in a tiny izakaya back in Tokyo, it is served here with a rustic wooden teaspoon.’
- ‘On Friday night I went to the izakaya with the Mori girls.’
- ‘Not 4 minutes later we happened upon a small izakaya.’
- ‘They all meet up and head off to an izakaya for some food, beer, and good conversation.’
- ‘Ah yes, nothing more comfortable and relaxing than a small Izakaya especially when you know the owner.’
- ‘Can't wait to get back into an izakaya this summer!’
- ‘There used to be only 1 authentic izakaya around here, but in the last 2 years or so, quite a few have opened up.’
Japanese, from iru ‘to be in a place’ + sakaya ‘liquor shop’.
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