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6 Japanese Tachigui Restaurants in Tokyo: Let’s Go Edo-Style!

Alrighty everyone, today’s special is Japanese food! The 6 restaurants we’ve picked will definitely satisfy so be sure to visit!



1. Oniyanma



Are you an udon fan? Soba fan? This is Oniyanma, an udon shop. It’s made with separate entrances and exits.

The inside of the shop is pretty plain. It’s a minimalist design so you can enter, eat, and leave.

Their udon is homemade noodles in a Kansai-style broth. (Unlike the Kanto-style, this broth has a light taste and color.)

You can take as much as you like of the condiments, including ginger, tempura bits, and green onion. You might feel overwhelmed by all the toppings so I’ll give you my recommendations: chikuwaten (tempura-fried fish cake) and toriten (tempura-fried chicken)!

Lines form quickly for this restaurant but, as you see from their entrance-exit construction design and simple interior, the customer turnover rate is very good. Don’t worry, it’ll be your turn in no time!

Information: Oniyanma

Address: 3-16-23 Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
[label style=”3″]Nearest station[/label]: JR Shinbashi Station (鳥森口)
Open: Mon – Fri 7:00 ~ 23:00, Sat – Sun 7:00 ~ 15:00
Price: 300 yen ~



2. Tsutsui


A sushi restaurant in Kokashita, Gotanda Station where many people pass through.

These prices won’t be beat by the chain kaiten-zushi (“conveyor belt sushi”) restaurants all over the country. So cheap! (75 yen ~)

How about some nigiri-zushi? :)

Information: Tsutsui

Address: 1-26-2 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
[label style=”3″]Nearest station[/label]: JR Gotanda Station
Open: Mon – Sat 11:30 ~ 25:00 (Closed: Sunday)
Phone: 03-3440-1743
Price: 75 yen ~



3. a la Fumotoya


Well, what kind of place is this? It doesn’t seem very Japanese on the outside, but this place is a soba restaurant. Their red signboard is quite eye-catching.

Let’s have some kakiage soba! The kakiage is so crispy! It reminded me of the Japanese Cup Ramen company, Donbee, and their slogan “Stays Crispy!”

Sanma-n0-kabayakidon (braised Pacific saury fillets). They also have menu options not typical of soba restaurants so there’s lots to try when you come here.

Information: a la Fumotoya

Address: 5-26-10 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
[label style=”3″]Nearest station[/label]: JR Tamachi Station
Open: Mon – Fri 11:15 ~ 15:30, 17:30 ~ 22:30 (Closed: Sta & Sun)
Phone: 03-3451-6882
Price: 450 yen ~



4. Ginza Shimada


Shimada, opened by Chef Shimada who has worked at many famous restaurants, is an izakaya bar where you can enjoy traditional Japanese food at a low cost.

The nimono (boiled foods) and ohitashi (vegetable sides) are so good!

Information: Ginza Shimada

Address: 8-2-8 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
[label style=”3″]Nearest station[/label]: JR Shinbashi Station
Open: 17:00 ~ 23:00 (Closed: Sunday)
Phone: 03-3572-8972
Price: Total 4000 ~ 5000 yen



5. Uogashi Nihonichi


The chef. Japanese workers resolve to always see their work through to the end so come here to eat delicious sushi.

They also get many foreign customers because they’re right in the middle of Shibuya.

They start at 1 piece for 75 yen! So cheap~

Information: Uogashi Nihonichi

Address: 25-6 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
[label style=”3″]Nearest station[/label]: Shibuya Station
Open: Mon – Fri 11:00 ~ 23:30, Sta – Sun 11:30 ~ 23:00
Phone: 03-5728-5451
Price: 75 yen ~



6. Minatoya


Do you know what that rectangle in the concrete is for? That’s the entrance.

Have you ever heard of niku soba (meat soba)? It tastes different than regular soba but it’s delicious as a separate food! They add a lot of sesame seeds and nori and the broth contains rayu chili oil. You can add as many raw eggs, tempura bits and green onions as you want for free~ In the photo is cold meat soba. You get a lot. I super recommend it!

Information: Minatoya

Address: 3-1-10 Nishi-shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
[label style=”3″]Nearest station[/label]: Tokyo Metoro Hibiya Line Toranomon Station (no.1 gate)
Open: 11:30 ~ 17:00, 17:30 ~ 20:00 (Closed: Sta & Sun)
Phone: 03-5777-6921
Price: About 1000 yen


For those who have yet to try authentic Japanese sushi, go to a sushi restaurant! For those who have had enough of sushi, we recommend meat soba!

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