Taishu-Izakaya Kenka

Japanese, Sake Bar
$ $
25 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 254-6363
6:00pm - 2:00am
6:00pm - 2:00am
6:00pm - 2:00am
6:00pm - 2:00am
6:00pm - 4:00am
6:00pm - 4:00am
5:00pm - 1:00am



  • Enjoy pitchers of very affordable beer
  • Just a heads up. JS likes to get tanked and throw excess tuna against the wall. Beware.
  • If you're ballsy enough, try the bull penis.
  • Awesome Japanese drinking spot. Great for big groups. Cheap food and drinks. So much fun. There's a do it yourself cotton candy machine. -Francine, The Real L Word
  • Enjoy 8$ Pitchers of Sapporo Light!!!!!
  • If you're bored of waiting, DO NOT ever have a staring contest with the tanuki. Its red glare will sear into your soul.
  • Order a plate of okonomiyaki for the table and don't forget the cotton candy on your way out.
  • The Bull Penis is actually quite delicious and is a must try!
  • Read the rules printed in red on the menu. You will not be disappointed.
  • Skip the bull penis. It's not very flavorful.
  • If you're an adventurous eater, try the bull penis. If you're not, don't fret. The best part about this place? After your meal they give you a little cup of candy sugar to make your own cotton candy!
  • Lout and raucous, but you can choose from over 100 small Japanese dishes. Or finish a 4lb plate of house curry and rice in 20 minutes and the meal is free!
  • DO NOT have conversations in shouting voices when u r in the back outside. b respectful that ppl's apts r just above u. if u don't quiet down when they ask politely, u'll get shit thrown on u.
  • Make sure to ask the waitress to slap you with the bull's penis
  • bull penis! testicles! need i say more?
  • I recommend the Katsukare, one of the best I've had ever
  • Enjoy a $5 dollar mug before it enjoys you.
  • My friend thought "Kenka" meant "kinky" after looking around seeing all the adult posters haha
  • Pitchers $8
  • Get the Russian Roulette Takoyaki and be ready for a surprise!

Nearby places

13 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)
240 E 9th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
8 Stuyvesant St (at E 9th St & 3rd Ave)