Ivy Place is situated in Daikanyama, in the same upmarket complex as Tsutaya books. From the outside, with the surprisingly large and spacious terrace areas you would almost believe you weren’t in Tokyo.
Ivy Place is open all day, from breakfast until late. There were several foreigners dining and drinking there when I went, mainly families and middle-aged clientele. It has a really cosmopolitan atmosphere and a refreshing amount of space.
The drinks menu isn’t extensive; it contains some interesting and unusual beers, many wines but not many spirit or cocktail options. From talking to our waiter though, it sounds like they have many more liquors available behind the bar so you can basically ask for whatever you want. This would probably be quite pricey though, because they would charge you per shot, rather than as a standard cocktail. The choice of drinks here seems to be about quality rather than quantity. I had a couple of types of beer that I’d never tried before that had an usually fruity but delicious taste. My friend had a couple of glasses of wine which she said were really good. Surprisingly, for being in the middle of Daikanyama, the food is very reasonably priced. With pizza and pasta dishes only costing about 1500 yen each. They serve general Italian/Western style fare and everything I tried was delicious, especially the fresh soup of the day!
The waiter’s English wasn’t great, but this didn’t matter so much because the menu is completely bilingual.
One great thing about Ivy Place is that as long as you sit outside, you can bring your dog! I went in winter and they had patio heating as well as warm blankets, so it was lovely to be able to enjoy a meal and some drinks outside in the evening with my friend and her dog.
Overall, if you’re looking for a sophisticated place to enjoy a quiet drink with a friend, your partner or your dog, this is the perfect place!
International Ratio: More Local
Male / Female Ratio: About equal
Average Price: 1000 JPY
Happy Hour: No
Suitable For couples, great drinks, sophisticated night-out, delicious food
Address:16-15 Sarugaku, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan