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All-in-one home izakaya grill and sake heater turns your table into a Japanese pub

By grape Japan

Izakaya, or Japanese pubs, are home to a wide variety of tasty snacks and drinks, but for many one of their chief allures can be summed up in the word senbero. The word is a portmanteau of the Japanese words sen-en (1,000 yen) and bero bero (drunk), and essentially means the ability to get pleasantly drunk for a reasonable 1,000 yen--hopefully with some snacks to boot.

With izakaya-hopping a difficult move during the pandemic (and now extended State of Emergency) in Japan, maker Lithon has just the thing to answer all your senbero needs at home: the Senbero Maker, an all-in-one cooking and boozing device that delivers an izakaya dining experience to your home. Lithon is now set to release an updated bigger "Nisenbero Maker" that accommodates two for drinking companions, or those who simply want a bit more bites and booze.

The Nisenbero Maker simply needs to be plugged into an outlet and you can pretty much play the role of an izakaya master at your dinner table. Doubling the length of the original device to 40 cm, the Nisenbero Maker comes with a grill for yakitori chicken and vegetable skewers, a pot to stew oden, and two other searing nets for meats, shellfish, and other snacks.

To put a boozy bow on the izakaya experience, the Nisenbero Maker also comes with a small pot to heat up your sake into a nice serving of atsukan (hot sake), with the traditional tokkuri carafe and pair of ochoko sake cups provided.

Grill some yakitori


Stew up a mix of oden


Get some oysters cooking


Heat up your sake


Completely electric, the easy-to-use izakaya set allows you to grill and stew simultaneously while heating up your sake. You can see a comparison of the original Senbero Maker (left) and soon to be released Nisenbero Maker (right) below.


The Nisenbero Maker will be released at the end of the month, but for now those hoping for some at-home izakaya wining and dining can order the original Senbero Maker from Amazon.

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Really cool and portable. That would be great for camping trips.

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Really cool and portable. That would be great for camping trips.

If you have a power source. There is an electrical cord attached and cut-off in the pictures!

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want one!

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Its almost 9000 yen- not worth it

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Great for outdoors (if it doesn't need a socket), but I sure as hell wouldn't use this to grill things indoors, especially fish and meat. Can you imagine the smell inside your apt the next few days?

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Looks like a fire risk.

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It’d take several hours to feed a family with that!

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Lol. Way too expensive.

Fool and his money, sonny....

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Fire hazard.

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If I have space outside the house I'll consider getting one.

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Don't get this. Get a small hibachi. Better tasting (charcoal), no power cord, much more space to cook, better for campouts, inside cooking is not advisable unless you have good air exhaust. This looks like a knucklehead consumer item. Did I mention that a hibachi or small outside grill would be easier to clean up as well?

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