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  • What is it a good fact about any Izakaya? Other than the Japanese tapas, the fast service and the COLD –and cheap- beer. I know Kyushu Izakaya on Jiangsu Road is pretty popular among the Changning residents and the office working people of the area, so if you go on weekdays or weekends you might have to wait a little.

    Warm and relaxed vibe plus Japanese music playlist makes you enjoy a comfortable meal that feels really authentic. Wide menu –with English translation- and appetizing dishes for more than affordable prices.

    If you go for the grilled skewers it will get hard to make a selection. My friend and I chose beef tongue, shiitake mushroom, chicken wings and chicken with cheese. The salmon sashimi is super fresh. Special mention to the grilled avocado with mayonnaise on top, so delicious! The teriyaki eel, grilled squid and the vegetables tempura were well achieved and tasty. All that food and beers for 320 RMB.

    As I said, the menu is vast so next time I will give a try to the ramen and the fried stuff which I heard is also good.

    There are many similar Izakaya-style like this one in town but this is a little over the average compared to the rest. Go and give it a try!

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