Garlic Bar Nyonnyogo: A Garlic-Lovers’ Gastropub in Shibuya, Tokyo With A Name As Memorable As Its Amazing Garlic Fare


Just past the buzz of Bunkamura Street in the Shibuya district of Tokyo lies Oku-Shibuya, a serene enclave far from the bustling main avenues. This area is home to a unique restaurant, “Garlic Bar Nyonnyogo,” a culinary haven where enthusiasts gather to indulge in the rich flavors of garlic-infused cuisine.

Photo of interior of Garlic Bar Nyonnyogo

Aomori’s local flavors, reinterpreted “Nyonnyogo style”!

First, a few points on the restaurant’s name. “Nyonnyogo” means garlic in the local lingo from Tsugaru, Aomori Prefecture, a city famed for its garlic. At Garlic Bar Nyonnyogo, traditional dishes from Tsugaru are ingeniously adapted to celebrate this flavorful bulb. As for “bar,” it’s the Spanish version of the word, often used in Japan for establishments serving both alcohol and food.

Photo of Grilled Scallop with Miso

“ニンニクごろごろホタテの貝焼きみそ,” Grilled Scallop with Miso 968 JPY (tax included)

In Tsugaru, kai miso-yaki—miso, seafood and eggs simmered inside a scallop shell—is a cherished local dish. Garlic Bar Nyonnyogo elevates this tradition with a generous addition of garlic to create their “Grilled Scallop with Miso.”

This wonderful dish features fluffy eggs that meld beautifully with garlic, capturing the hearts of not just locals but also international tourists. The secret blend of homemade miso, red wine, and honey enhances the garlic, crafting a flavor that pairs perfectly with alcoholic drinks!

Speaking of drinks, the bar offers a selection of garlic-infused alcoholic beverages, such as “Garlic Moscow Mule” and “Garlic Highball”, with the “Garlic Craft Lemon Sour” being particularly popular.

Photo of Garlic Craft Lemon Sour

ガーリッククラフトレモンサワー,” Garlic Craft Lemon Sour 748 JPY (tax included)

The garlic featured in the latter is meticulously marinated in vodka, white rum, and white wine and then aged to perfection. The result is a captivatingly tangy lemon sour that’s hard to resist, especially with the lemon also infused with garlic essence.

It’s the ultimate garlic-lovers’ drink and highly recommended as an accompaniment to the restaurant’s garlic cuisine! Of course, garlic-free drinks are also available.

Photo of a diner holding the Garlic Craft Lemon Sour

The special allure of “Nyonnyogo style” claypot rice

Among various seafood and garlic dishes served at Garlic Bar Nyonnyogo, the “Salmon Roe and Salmon Yukhoe On Claypot Garlic Rice” is a standout.

Photo of Salmon Roe and Salmon Yukhoe On Claypot Garlic Rice

“土鍋ガ~リックライス(いくらとサーモンユッケ),” Salmon Roe and Salmon Yukhoe On Claypot Garlic Rice 1,840 JPY (tax included)

In addition to garlic, salmon roe, salmon and egg yolk, it features crunchy lotus root that adds an exciting textural contrast and brings a layer of depth to the entire dish. With the appetizing aroma of garlic and the delightful texture, it’s a culinary experience that captivates diners with every bite.

Photo of Salmon Roe and Salmon Yukhoe On Claypot Garlic Rice

This claypot rice is freshly prepared upon order and takes about 30 minutes to serve. It’s recommended to order early to enjoy this dish hot and flavorful!

Photo of claypot

Garlic Bar Nyonnyogo prides itself on using Fukuchi White garlic from Aomori, known for its mild sweetness and a special treatment that lessens the residual odor, making it a pleasant choice for garlic lovers concerned about next-day garlic breath.

Photo of garlic bulbs

This garlic pizza is a crispy delight!

The “Garlic Tarte Flambée Pizza with Bottarga, Ham & Arugula” is characterized by a crispy thin crust. The French term in the name refers to a pizza-like dish from the Alsace region of France and Germany. This is an exceptional dish that many people order not only as a main course, but also as a side dish.

Photo of Garlic Tarte Flambée Pizza with Bottarga, Ham & Arugula

“カラスミと生ハム、ルッコラの薄焼きガーリックピザ,” Garlic Tarte Flambée Pizza with Bottarga, Ham & Arugula 1,078 JPY (tax included)

The pizza features a flavorful garlic base enhanced by the saltiness of bottarga and uncured ham, with fresh arugula providing a refreshing finish. The delicious blend of garlic and cheese makes this pizza simply irresistible.

Dedicated entirely to garlic, the interior of Garlic Bar Nyonnyogo features a garlic-themed decor, creating a unique dining atmosphere that’s perfect for sharing on social media. It’s a place to create memorable experiences with friends and loved ones.

Photo of interior of Garlic Bar Nyonnyogo

For those who can’t get enough of garlic, the menu includes an array of satisfying dishes such as whole fried Fukuchi White garlic and a hearty garlic peperoncino. These are dishes that garlic lovers will want to try at least once.

In sum, Garlic Bar Nyonnyogo is a must-visit for garlic lovers eager to discover new culinary dimensions of their favorite bulb!

Photo of garlic bulbs being fried


Store name ニンニクバル にょんにょご
Garlic Bar Nyonnyogo
Address K Building 1F, 7-8 Kamiyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access Yoyogi-koen Station 9-minute walk from Yoyogi-koen Station Exit 2
  • Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line(C02)

Shibuya Station(SBY)10-minute walk from Shibuya Station Exit A2
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY20)
  • JR Saikyō Line(JA10)
  • JR Shōnan Shinjuku Line(JS19)
  • Tōkyū Tōyoko Line(TY01)
  • Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line(DT01)
  • Keiō Inokashira Line(IN01)
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza Line(G01)
  • Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line(Z01)
  • Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line(F16)
Phone number 03-6407-0525
Reservations Accepted
Phone, Tabelog
  • Cash
  • Credit card(American Express・Diners・JCB・Master・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic payment(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic payment(Apple Pay・iD・QUICPay・UnionPay・WAON)
  • QR code payment(Alipay+・ANA Pay・atone・au PAY・COIN+・d Payment・EPOS PAY・FamiPay・giftee premo plus・Hachi Pay・Hama Pay・J-Coin Pay・Koi Pay・K PLUS・LaLaPay・Lu Vit Pay・Merpay・OKI Pay・Paydon・PayPay・pring・Rakuten Pay・UnionPay QR・WeChat Pay)
Service charge/Table charge Service charge (including otōshi) 440 JPY (tax included)
Hours 17:00-23:00(last order 22:00)
Closed No fixed holidays
Unscheduled holidays
Seating 45 seats
18 counter seats, 27 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website
Other information
  • Menus are available with Japanese and English language only; mobile ordering system is available with English language only
  • Please ask staff about allergy-friendly, vegetarian, vegan and halal menus when ordering; however, there may be cases in which the restaurant is unable to accommodate your request
  • Wheelchair-accessible (steps at entrance)
  • Take-out and delivery services are not available
  • Luggage storage space is available
  • Wi-Fi is available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on customers’ personal SNS accounts is allowed
  • Separate billing is allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of April 2024.