Chanko nabe originally known as a Japanese one-pot dish/ hotpot commonly eaten by sumo wrestlers as part of their weight-gain diet. Nowadays, it often served in restaurants operated by retired sumo wrestlers; the first of these, Kawasaki Chanko, was started in 1937 in the Ryogoku district in Tokyo, where is the home to much prominent sumo. Then, Chanko Nabe has become a part of Japanese cuisine especially must-eat food around Tokyo, below is the must go 5 Chanko Nabe restaurants that I’m sure you’d love it!

1. Kotogaume (琴ヶ梅)

The restaurant is owned by the former sumo wrestler Kotogaume. The most popular dishes in Kotogaume is “Suisho Nabe” (crystal hotpot). Suisho Nabe is a salted Chanko Nabe with transparent soup, filled with various kind of ingredients. The restaurant is very particular about fish, therefore, apart from Chanko Nabe, you can enjoy your seafood dishes with drinks such as Japanese sake, which goes great with.

minx2yawn

わーい
寒いから
ちゃんこ

両国かと思ったら
錦糸町だった
ちゃんこ

#ちゃんこ#錦糸町#琴ヶ梅#鍋#冬#楽しみ

Chanko Nabe at Kotogaume

Address:
Sagara Building 1F, 3-4-4 Kinshi Sumida Tokyo

Access:
1min walk from JR Sobu Line Kinshicho Station

Hours:
17:00-23:00 (last order 22:00)
Closed on Sundays and holidays

Price range:
4,000yen ~

Tel:
03-3624-7887

Website:
http://www13.plala.or.jp/kotogaume/
(Japanese Only)

2. Kawasaki (川崎)

Kawasaki specializes not only Chanko Nabe but also yakitori and other chicken based dishes for side dishes. Their menu is pretty simple, Chanko Nabe, Chanko course, and few a la carte chicken menu. About drinks, you can choose either beer or warm sake, or taru sake (sake in wooden Japanese container in a square shape).

takashi0828

時間や社会にとらわれず
幸福に空腹を満たす時
束の間 彼は自分勝手になり 自由になる

誰にも邪魔されず 気を遣わず物を食べるという孤高の行為

この行為こそが 現代人に平等に与えられた 最高の癒やしと言えるのである 。

孤独のグルメ ばりに1人ちゃんこしました(笑)

#ちゃんこ川崎

むちゃくちゃ美味い!
両国にたくさんちゃんこ屋ありましたが、店の雰囲気でここをチョイスして正解でした☆

両国きたらまたここだな♪
言わせていただきます、ごちそうさまでした(笑)

#ちゃんこ
#両国
#美味しい
#雑炊もやった
#ペロリとたいらげる
#胃腸風邪どこいった
#反動がこわいw
#味のロマンスがありあまる

The pretty building and mouth-watering Chanko Nabe at Kawasaki

tomoyom66

今期も無事に終わりました。
職場のお仲間とのお別れはちと寂し。。
場所中来れなかった川崎さんに
ご挨拶。
ふーっとため息つけました。
長い夜になるかな。。
#ちゃんこ川崎

Taru sake

Address:
2-13-1 Ryogoku Sumida-ku Tokyo

Access:
3mins walk from Ryogoku Station

Hours:
17:00-21:00
Closed on Sundays and holidays

Price range:
6,000yen ~

Tel:
03-3631-2529

3. Chanko Tomoegata (ちゃんこ巴潟)

A restaurant where you can enjoy Chanko Nabe even at lunchtime, not only because it serves day time, but also the menu changes daily. The mild flavor of the soup is so satisfied that you feel like you can have Chanko Nabe every day. The restaurant has quite lots of seats, up to 300 seats for 300 people, but be careful to check the calendar before going because they close the shop every Monday from June to August.

atemiya11504105

Chanko Nabe set menu

Chanko Nabe set menu

mihodfw

Cute sumo-wrestler yunomi cup!

Cute sumo-wrestler yunomi cup!

Address:
2-17-6 Ryogoku Sumida-ku Tokyo

Access:
3mins walk from Ryogoku Station

Hours:
Mondays-Fridays 11:30-14:00 & 17:00-23:00 (last order 22:00)
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 11:30-14:00 & 16:30-23:00 (last order 22:00)
Closed on every Monday from June to August and New Year Holidays

Price range:
Lunch 1,000yen ~, Dinner 4,000yen ~

Tel:
03-3632-5600

Website:
http://www.tomoegata.com/

4. Dosukoi Sakaba Tamakairiki (どすこい酒場 玉海力)

Dosukoi Sakaba Tamakairiki offers a richly flavored Chanko Nabe. For first time visitors to the restaurant, I’d recommend you to try the shio (salt) chanko, which has a refreshing taste and brings out the flavor of the ingredients.

Their specialty is Chanko Nabe, but they have other various seafood dishes, too. Like sashimi and grilled fish of the day. As Tamarariki is an Izakaya, they have plenty of variation in alcoholic beverages too, such as beer, sake, shochu, whiskey, cocktails, and wine.

arisa_u

今日はやらかした。。
昼からひたすらフードバトル。食べすぎて気持ち悪いって久しぶり(꒦ິ⌑꒦ີ) 明日からハードワーク乗り越えるために蓄えた!ってことにしよう。

#ダイエットは来週から #ありがとうございました #yum #でぶまっしぐら #玉海力 #広尾 #ちゃんこ鍋 #中トロ #幸せ #腹パン なのに #完食 #鍋 #thanks #niceday #happy #lolife #fat

Chanko Nabe at Dosukoi Sakaba Tamakairiki

hisamiarakaki

ホタルイカちょーだいすき*\(^o^)/*シーズンすぎるまでしぬほど食ってやる。まぢでうまい。

#ホタルイカ
#酢味噌
#沖漬けより酢味噌
#玉海力
#1000匹
#食べる
#目標
#ひさログ

“Hotaruika”, an example of seafood menu at Dosukoi Skaba Tamakairiki

Address:
5-4-9 Hiroo Shibuya-ku Tokyo

Access:
1min walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Hiroo Station

Hours:
Weekdays 17:30-23:15
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 17:30-22:45

Price range:
5,000yen ~

Tel:
03-3473-0407

Website:
http://www.tamakairiki.co.jp/
(Japanese Only)

5. Saganobori (佐賀昇)

The place is very particular with the use of vegetables and fish. You’ll surely enjoy a healthy meal! There are many Japanese drinks available to pair your meal with: Japanese sake, Japanese spirits, wines, and cocktails. Not only Chanko Nabe but also sashimi directly transported from Tsukiji Fish Market is very fresh and a must-try.

you1177

スタッフの送別会。
塩ちゃんこが美味い❗️
あまりの美味しさに鍋を追加。

#銀座  #築地  #佐賀昇  #ちゃんこ 
#japanesefood  #nabe  #chanko 
#chankonabe #hotpotdish  #ginza 
#tsukiji #dinner #送別会 #満腹

Saganobori’s Chanko Nabe with full of healthy ingredients

The restaurant has 150 seats for guests and has some private rooms as well. The shop also has reservation services, especially for parties or a large group.

Address:
7-18-15 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo

Access:
1mins walk from Tsukijishijo Station or 3mins walk from Higashi Ginza Station

Hours:
11:30-14:30 & 17:00-22:50 (last order 22:00)
Summer: closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Festival days
Winter: Closed on Sundays and holidays

Price range:
Lunch 1,000yen ~. Dinner 5,000yen ~

Tel:
050-5869-3594

Website:
http://saganobori.co.jp/index.html
(Japanese Only)

Thumbnail image is from Flickr