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The Tavern

$$ - $$$, British,
2-14-9 Minamisaiwaicho, Nishi-ku | B1 Nishiguchi Meiwa Building, Nishi, Yokohama 220-0005, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 45-322-9727
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
29 Apr 2017
“Friendly and great food”
7 Apr 2017
“Lost its appeal”
Closed Now
Bar, British, Pub, International
$$ - $$$
2-14-9 Minamisaiwaicho, Nishi-ku | B1 Nishiguchi Meiwa Building, Nishi, Yokohama 220-0005, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Was recommended to stop for a few beers and a Sunday roast....didn't disappoint. Nozomi looked out for us and made sure our pints were full. Been back since then and Nozomi remembered our names...greeted us with cold beers at the end of a long day...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed April 7, 2017

Used to be a friendly hang out bar but now more focused on how to rip off customers!! Having just spent $60 on simple meal for two, with two drinks, they charge another $10 on two tiny glasses of tap water.....yes straight from tap. Get...More

Thank chinatom2017
John W, Owner at The Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Hi from owner (John), First, I'm sorry you feel that way. I believe nothing has changed over all these years. We do charge for mineral water, where the customer actually gets the bottle on the table. We of course give tap water free as a...More

Reviewed October 4, 2016

The Tavern is set below ground and not too salubrious. However, the sparsity of bars in Yokohama allows the Tavern to make the list. The toilets have seen better days, as had the barman / owner. A colleague had mentioned this as a good place...More

Thank collavfc
Reviewed May 12, 2016

Make the trip and take the stairs! The first night I tried The Tavern I listened to The Tide is High by Blondie whilst drinking Belhaven Brewery Twisted Thistle IPA. I made friends with the locals and while we did not really understand anything the...More

Thank CommanderAfricanus
Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Visited this evening, Wednesday, for happy hour drinks and dinner. Was not at all crowded. Funny that no one was British working in a British pub. Had fish bites, chicken and edamame. All were tasty pub food. Happy hour beers was cold and good. Several...More

Thank HopGlobal
John W, Owner at The Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2016

Thanks very much for your review. Yuki is very nice yes. We tend to get busy from around 8pm, when other staff and I (British btw) show up. Hope to catch you next time! Cheers

Reviewed April 5, 2016

Tavern is a Expat hang out in Yokohama. it is located in the basement, so hard to find. But when you find it is a nice place to hang out when it is not too smokey. They have a smoker section but the place is...More

Thank Audun007
Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Popped in having arrived in Japan only an hour earlier and heading to our hotel, Sunday lunchtime. A great place to stop, have a beer and use the wifi while we were getting our bearings. Japanese hostess was very friendly and helpful speaking perfect English...More

Thank natalietr18
John W, Owner at The Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2016

Thank you very much!

Reviewed February 9, 2016

The owner of the pub (if I hadn't had to much fun I'd remember) makes the place. Mount and charming and keeps the drinks flowing. Met my buddy there for Super Bowl. Not crowded but a good crowd, mostly Americans, who share friendly jibes (sorry...More

Thank 51R_T_F
Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in to check it out while in Yokohama. Like a little Oasis. footy playing on the big screen and very friendly staff. Beers were cold and the menu was a nice break from all the traditional Japanese we have been scoffing! Definitely worth...More

2  Thank Newcomb81
Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

I've always enjoyed my time here. The atmosphere here is relaxed and comfortable and set up where you can enjoy a pint and talk with people sitting around the bar. It's definitely a must for people living in Yokohama or if you're just visiting.

1  Thank Richard O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Bar, British, Pub, International
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-14-9 Minamisaiwaicho, Nishi-ku | B1 Nishiguchi Meiwa Building, Nishi, Yokohama 220-0005, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Kanagawa Prefecture  >  Yokohama  >  Nishi
  • Phone Number: +81 45-322-9727
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The Tavern has been open in Yokohama since 1985 and was the first British pub in the region. Popular with Japanese and foreigners, male and female, it's a great place for the lonely traveller. Meet new friends - there are regulars from all over the world! Rugby and Football often shown on the big screen, but it's not a sports bar. Big international selection of food and drink, with eleven beers on tap including craft beers, and a range of cocktails, whiskies etc. We have smoking and non-smoking areas, free Wi-Fi, phone chargers, table service, jokes from the landlord, and take major credit cards.
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