Tsukiji Outer Market has many stalls and restaurants where you can enjoy fresh and high-quality seafood specialties in the early morning hours. The narrow streets are always packed with people and if you don’t know where to go, chances are you’re going to get lost and carried away by the flow. The good thing about getting lost in the Tsukiji Outer Market is that you can find hidden gems that serve delicious food that will make the experience an enjoyable one.
Tourists frequent the place in search of their favorite stalls and dine on their favorite delicacies. You can even see stalls with a queue of people patiently waiting for their turn. Whether it’s your first time here or one of their regular customers, these 10 places to have breakfast in Tsukiji Outer Market will ensure that you have a great morning.
1. Hokkai Banya (北海番屋)
Hokkai Banya is one of the most recommended places to have breakfast in Tsukiji Outer Market. Everything here is fresh, and the seafood rice bowls are overflowing with your favorite sashimi slices. They also have more varieties compared to the other stores in the area. You can also try their grilled seafood delicacies for a more savory experience.
Address: 4-14-16 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
2. Tsukiji Itadori Uogashi Senryo (築地虎杖 魚河岸千両))
Tsukiji Itadori Uogashi Saryo is a cozy restaurant that is well-known for their uni (sea urchin) seafood rice bowls . For those who want to enjoy a mouthful, you may want to try their Itadori original mixed seafood Hitsumabushi. It is comprised of more than 12 kinds of seafood which will definitely be a delightful mix of flavor and freshness.
Address: 4-10-14 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
3. Magurodon Segawa (まぐろどん瀬川)
Magurodon Segawa is all about tuna rice bowls. They only have 2 options on their menu. You can choose either Maguro-Donburi (lean meat tuna) or their Limited Imadake-Donburi (medium-fatty tuna). For those who love tuna rice bowls, going here is a great alternative when you are in the Tsukiji Outer Market.
Address: 4-9-12 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
4. Tsukiji Sushitomi (築地 すし富)
Tsukiji Sushitomi is a restaurant that specializes in Edomae-Style sushi. The prices here are very affordable, and everything here is fresh. This is also the reason why some people prefer to dine here instead of the more popular sushi restaurants in Tsukiji Market. With great value for money, what more can you ask for?
Address: 6-24-8 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
5. Tsukiji Shoro (つきぢ 松露)
Tsukiji Shoro was once upon a time a sushi shop. They then decided to change their specialty to tamagoyaki (Japanese rolled omelet), and everything else became history. They took the locals by storm and everyone praised to high heavens when the “Shoro Sandwich” was born. The fluffy white bread and their specially seasoned tamagoyaki became the most famous egg-sandwich in Tsukiji Outer Market.
Address: 4-13-13 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://www.shouro.co.jp (Japanese Only)
6. Saiwaiken (幸軒)
Saiwaiken is a popular restaurant in Tsukiji and their specialty is home-made shumai dumplings. They also have ramen and char siu which is a viable option for those who are not a fan of their dumplings. Their shumai dumplings are big and it will be a mouthful if you plan to eat it whole. Make sure to chew it properly as well.
Address: 4-10-5, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.tsukiji.or.jp/search/shoplist/cat-d/cat-14/162.html (Japanese Only)
7. Onigiriya Marutoyo (おにぎり屋 丸豊)
Onigiriya Marutoyo is home to the best comfort food in Japan, which is none other than onigiri! These balls of rice are seasoned with flavors and stuffed with delicious fillings. Since it is very close to the fish market, it is only natural that most of their onigiris have seafood fillings. One of their most recommended onigiris is the shachi-ten. An onigiri that is filled with fried shrimp.
Address: 4-9-9 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.tsukiji.or.jp/search/shoplist/cat-d/cat-14/389.html (Japanese Only)
8. Kitsuneya (きつねや)
Kitsuneya is a restaurant that serves Gyu-don and Horumon-ni in Tsukiji Outer Market. People come to Tsukiji for their seafood delicacies. Of course, some of them wandered around and found Kitsuneya. Although it doesn’t serve seafood, the long line of people proves that this is one of the most popular restaurants in the area. Their gyu-don (beef rice bowl) is delicious and their Horumon-ni (stewed innards) is surprisingly just as good. If you want to eat something other than seafood in Tsukiji, Kitsuneya will satisfy your craving.
Address: 4-9-12 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
9. Pan Kobo Rupan (パン工房ル・パン)
Pan Kobo Rupan is a cafe that serves grounded coffee and delicious croissants. Their best seller is the Anko Croissant. It is a croissant filled with red bean paste which has the right sweetness. They also have a honey croissant, apricot croissant, chocolate flake bars, and many more delicious pastries for sale. Take note that their freshly baked bread tend to get sold out very easily, so come earlier if you want to secure a few of them in advance.
Address: 4-16-10 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.tsukiji.or.jp/search/shoplist/cat-d/cat-15/440.html (Japanese Only)
10. Turret Coffee
Turret Coffee is a small coffee shop located near the Tsukiji Outer Market. Their barista is friendly enough and the taste of their coffee is satisfactory. The only downside is that since it’s a small shop, it gets crowded very easily. A nice place to take a break before going to the Tsukiji Outer Market.
Address: 2-12-6 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
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Data is as of June 2019
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