Schmatz is a group of German brewery style restaurants located all over Tokyo. They have 7 locations at the moment which includes the following neighbourhoods:
You can find the addresses of the 7 restaurants here.
I had the opportunity to try the Schmatz restaurant located in Akasaka and it was really a great experience. Let me tell you a bit more about it in this article.
Schmatz Restaurant Tokyo – The Beers
When we speak about Germany, beers always come to our mind. And even if my favorite beers are for Belgium, I also love German beers. And at Schmatz restaurants, you can try different kind of German beers according to your taste, or your mood.
And if you don’t know which one to choose, this table is going to guide you a bit more.
I went for the fruity beer which corresponds to Wunder Bier (5% alcohol) and I found it lovely. What’s probably why I ordered 4 in a row. 🙂 I finished the night with a “Light” one which is the Kanda kraft and it was also fresh and tasty. It’s actually important to note that all the craft beers sold in Schmatz restaurants are based on German recipes and they exclusively use German ingredients to make them.
So all I have to say is: enjoy these German beers! #Prost #Kanpai
Schmatz Restaurant Tokyo – The Food
Now, it’s time to eat! And you will find at Schmatz restaurant the most typical german food like the wursts (sausages), schnitzels (slice of meat) etc… But what Schmatz tried to do is serving Japanese inspired German dishes which is actually challenging. But the mix of culture was a success and I really loved the food I tried there.
For your information, my favorite dishes were:
– German Fried Chicken with tartar sauce (with colors of Germany flag on the chicken)
– German cheese dip obatzda with bretzels (bavarian starter)
– The pizza Bismarc (name of a famous prince in Germany)
You can check all the menu with the rest of the dishes here.
As I said earlier, I went to the Schmatz located in Akasaka and as you can see, the restaurant is not so big so the vibes there were warm and friendly. The staff was also very welcoming and they made us very confortable.
But hey, before to leave this article, have you thought what “Schmatz” actually means? It’s a term in German that describes a sound of happiness. For example, it’s the sound you make when you give a hearty kiss to someone. Pretty original right? 🙂
To finish, if you want to get more information about Schmatz restaurants located in Tokyo, feel free to check their website here. You can also follow them on Instagram as they are super active on their account.
Guten Appetit! 🙂