Kuruya is permanently closed

Kuruya is an Izakaya bar in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Izakaya is a Japanese afterwork restaurant where food and saké is served and usually paired together in a casual atmosphere. Our food is made with the best of the seasons from small, local producers and we also serve sustainable seafood. We have good knowledge of the saké we serve and are glad to answer any questions you might have about Japan’s National Beverage.


Otsumami & Saké

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

Saké - Nihonshu

Saké or Nihonshu is Japanese rice brew. Saké is not considered a spirit and contain 12-18% alcohol.
It is gluten free and contains no preservatives.

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

Fudoh purple

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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.


Reservations recommended,
Drop-ins welcome!

Allergies: Please mention your allergies in the reservation.


Book an Omakase experience by Sushi chef John Chu from Koizen. The Omakase is published in monthly events on our booking and social media. The sushi omakase menu features tsukemono, fresh oyster, sashimi, 9 pieces sushi of nigiri and maki, complete with our delectable dessert.


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 of our best dishes and recommend the beverage pairing to go along.


Choose your dishes or ask us for suggestions.
We will gladly help you with the sake pairing.

Reservations are Closed

Kuruya permanently on the 31st of December 2023.
Please visit our sister restaurant Koizen.




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Kuruya is permanently closed.

Visit our sister restaurant, Saga.
Bringing Singaporean & South East Asian flavors to Gothenburg.