‘Minna no Osake’ near Kagoshima Chuo Station West Exit features all-you-can-eat-and-drink plans

PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2023

Interior of ‘Minna no Osake’Chuo Station West Exit

Two months have passed since the izakaya Yushoku Dining Minna no Osake (Phone: 099-800-6576) opened a new outlet near Kagoshima Chuo Station West Exit.

The establishment is managed by the Higashisengokucho-based company Tsunagu. President Kenichi Kozakura opened “Yushoku Dining Minna no Osake” in Tenmonkan 25 years ago. In addition to the food and beverage business, the company also operates a Type B Continuous Employment Support Office and a facility for disabled individuals. The name, “Minna no Osake” comes from the time when Kozakura and his friends used to gather at an izakaya. When leaving an unfinished bottle of alcohol to be stored at the izakaya, Kozakura would write “Minna no Osake,” meaning “everyone’s drink,” instead of his own name to ensure that friends could enjoy it.

The izakaya has an area of approximately 82 square meters. It has 42 table seats, 10 counter seats, and three private rooms for six separated by roll curtains, which can accommodate up to 20 people when the partitions are removed. To cater to sports events and public viewings, it has installed projector screens and monitors.

The menu offers three plans: the All-You-Can-Eat-and-Drink Plan with a choice of over 50 dishes (3,500 yen for Standard, 4,000 yen for Premium / 2 hours), the À la carte Dish & All-You-Can-Drink Plan (1,500 yen / 2 hours), and the Senbero Plan (1,000 yen / 1-hour All-You-Can-Drink).

In addition to 15 types of appetizers, it offers individual items that can be ordered separately. The lineup includes karaage, youlinji (Chinese-style fried chicken with sweet and sour sauce), shrimp in mayonnaise, stir-fried pork with green onions and salt, salads, chicken sashimi, cured mackerel, charcoal-grilled chicken, and dashimaki omelet, among many others.

The All-You-Can-Drink beverages are served in a “Self-Drink” style where customers can make their own drinks at a designated corner, which includes cold water, carbonated water dispensers, shochu servers, and a variety of liqueurs for cocktails.

“It is an ideal place for small gatherings and girls’ nights out. Many moms with children gather in the private rooms,” says Kozakura. “Since we have an open-style kitchen, we hope customers can enjoy conversations with the staff. In the future, we plan to offer a lunch menu.”

Opening hours: 6:00 p.m. – midnight (until 1:00 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and the night before holidays). Closed on Sundays.

  • Exterior view of Minna no Osake

  • Open-style kitchen of Minna no Osake

  • Projector screen and table seating

  • Counter seating at Minna no Osake

  • Self-Drink corner at Minna no Osake