Shinwa Izakaya

BrunswickIzakaya, Japanese$$$$
Excellent
5.1/6
30 Reviews
Free and fast bookingEasily reserve a table in seconds
Happy customersMore than 100 million full and satisfied diners
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About Shinwa Izakaya

The closest stop for Shinwa Izakaya, despite its Sydney Road, Brunswick address, is Jewell, accessible if you stagger round the corner and down Union Street. This is an important fact, considering that Melbourne’s harried sararimen (and women) are likely to be calling this Japanese izakaya their home away from home once they get acquire a taste for the holistic Far Eastern pub and barbecue combination that you find down every alley in Tokyo. Punters are going to need to know how to get home – there aren’t any capsule hotels in Melbourne yet!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Address

Shinwa Izakaya
139 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
Melbourne 3058

Menu Highlights

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Tapas

Takoyaki

6 pc deep fried pancake octopus ball, scallions, bonito flakes with tonkatsu & mayo sauce
A$7.80

Panko Ebi

4 pc fried crumbed tiger prawn with tonkatsu mayo
A$10.80

Tempura

Assorted tempura served with house broth, ginger and daikon
A$15.80

More about Shinwa Izakaya, Brunswick

The mandate of a Japanese izakaya is simple: provide a warm and judgment-free space for a crowd, usually consisting of lunching or after-work professionals, to imbibe in beer, sake, shochu, wine and spirits accompanied by skewers of grilled meat, fish, vegetables and combinations thereof. The difference between two given izakaya is in the quality of their drinks and sticks of snackables. Shinwa Izakaya qualifies with flying colours as one of Melbourne’s finest, not least because the look and feel of its Brunswick premises along Sydney Road are pitch-perfect.

Sat on the corner of Sydney Road and Union Street, this Brunswick Japanese izakaya is distinctive for its yellow-gold and black exterior, evoking a the kind of lacquer work that Japan is famous for when it’s not being famous for its generosity when it comes to beer towers and grilled fugu. Inside it’s all industrial chic, with the rows of top-shelf sake temptingly illuminated by placeless light source. begin with classic, salty edamame and end up with gyoza, takoyaki, ebi karaage and more. Our recommendation would be to go omakase and let the chef choose for you!

30 Shinwa Izakaya Reviews

Excellent
5.1/6
30 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Atmosphere:Excellent
Food:Outstanding
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Very good
Service:Excellent
"Excellent"
6/6
Fassom R.9 months ago · 1 review

Most delicious menu and friendliest staff! My go to Japanese in Brunswick

"Excellent"
6/6
Josh G.a year ago · 2 reviews

Great atmosphere, great food. What more could you possibly ask for. Very highly reccomend! Good location too so you can go for a drink afterwards, or stay there for them

"Excellent"
6/6
Katie R.a year ago · 1 review

Great atmosphere, good food, friendly staff. The kingfish carpaccio and fish and veggies from the grill are really good. Also recommend the yuzu cocktails :)