Kuruya is a Izakaya bar in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Izakaya is a Japanese restaurant where food and drink is served and usually paired together. A friendly atmosphere is maintained and a homely staff to answer any questions you might have.

We have a good selection of sake, ranging from Nama sake to Koshu.

Izakaya Moriawase – Chef’s choice of courses for those of you who would like to learn more about Japanese food.


Experience more of Japan

Reserve seats at our brother restaurant Koizen Omakase Room for an exclusive Omakase experience. 12 seats around a bar. The Menu changes everyday based on the ingredients that the chef is allowed to recieve. 

Otsumami, Donburi & Saké

Our menu changes frequently
Please have a look at the whole menu here


Saké - Nihonshu

Saké or Nihonshu is Japanese rice brew. Saké is not considered a spirit but does contain 13-17% alcohol.
It is gluten free and contains no preservatives.

We encourage you to discover Japanese sake. Here are a few we love!

Fudoh nama

Purple label

One of our favourites from Chiba. Unpasteurized sake. Brilliant honey dew mellon in both smell and taste.



A classic style of sake of very good quality with intense flavours of minerals and mushrooms. Served cold as well as warm (50°C).



Aged in open steel tanks for 3 years. It has a complex earthy flavour of shiitake mushroom and walnuts.



A prefecture specific Sake. Yeast Cel 24 is only used in Kochi prefecture. Sweet and aromatic with a lot of pineapple and minerals.

Hakata ramen

Traditional hakata ramen in gothenburg

We asked around at the bar in our small restaurant about your Japanese street food cravings and almost everyone said RAMEN!

so How do I get ramen?

Ramen is only be available on certain dates. We will make as many bowls as we possibly can. Drop-in and reservations are available and for vegetarians and vegans we even have a vegan bowl.


Available dates:

What is Hakata ramen?
Hakata ramen is a type of tonkotsu ramen that is popular throughout Japan. The simple ramen consists of a silky smooth pork bone broth (tonkotsu) with extra-thin noodles and minimal toppings.

Vegan Ramen?
Try our vegan ramen bowls – Miso Ramen!
Made with Shiitake and Kombu stock topped with sprouts, gods ear mushrooms and aburage (tofu).


Please reserve seats through our booking system. We do take drop-ins but we cannot guarantee seats as our restaurant is small.

Izakaya Moriawase

If you are curious about Japanese food culture and would like to learn more about the food we serve. You are welcome to book our Izakaya Moriawase for the best experience. We serve several dishes from the menu and explain each dish. We recommend Sake tasting to go along.
On Sundays we sometimes get ingredients from our sister restaurant Koizen Omakase Room.


Choose from our menu by yourself. We will gladly help you with the sake pairing.




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