Tsukiji used to be the largest wholesale market in Tokyo when it comes to fish and fresh seafood. Even so, there are still plenty of seafood delicacies that you can enjoy in the many stalls located in the outer market.
Savor the popular delicacies like sushi, sashimi, mixed seafood bowls, and other local seafood cuisines that you will surely love. You can also try the sweet and fluffy tamagoyaki that has been the talk of the town for years.
What are you waiting for? Visit Tsukiji and try the 9 best food finds in Tsukiji that you will love!
1. Tsukiji Itadori Bekkan (築地虎杖 別館)
Tsukiji Itadori Bekkan can be found in a little alley inside the Tsukiji Outer Market. It is one of the best restaurants in Tsukiji that serve high-quality sushi and sashimi at a very reasonable price. The chefs prepare the sushi in front of you, and you can tell that they are highly skilled. If you love sushi, then this restaurant is a place you can’t afford to miss!
Address: Tsukiji Chokai Bldg. 1F, 4-10-16 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://itadori.co.jp/shop/shop_03.html (Japanese Only)
2. Tsukiji Nisshin Tasuke (にっしん太助)
Nisshin Tasuke Tsukiji is known for their grilled seafood skewers. They have grilled scallops, yellowtail, and other seafood delicacies. The highlight of their menu is the grilled unagi. You can choose plain unagi, or unagi slathered with soy sauce. It is a very delicious treat especially when eaten with rice.
Address: 4-13-18 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.nisshintasuke.co.jp (Japanese Only)
3. Tsukiji Saito Fisheries (築地 斉藤水産)
Saito Fisheries Tsukiji is arguably one of the best fish stores to enjoy fresh oysters in the Tsukiji Market. The fat and meaty oysters from Hokkaido are absolutely fantastic that you’ll be coming back for more. The prices may vary depending on the size of the oysters, so keep that in mind.
Address: 4-10-5 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
4. Tsukiji Itadori Uogashi Senryo (築地虎杖 魚河岸千両)
Tsukiji Itadori Uogashi Senryo is one of the popular restaurants in Tsukiji known for their “Ganso Kaisen Hitsumabushi.” It is a mixed seafood bowl with all your favorite seafood combined to form a delightful treat that you will definitely enjoy. The ingredients are tuna, salmon, uni, and other fresh seafood that will leave behind a good impression.
Address: 4-10-14 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://itadori.co.jp/shop/shop_07.html (Japanese Only)
5. Tsukiji Sushi Dai Honkan (築地すし大 本館)
Tsukiji Sushi Dai Honkan stocks freshest ingredients to offer delicious sushi. They prepare them into each piece carefully to provide authentic Edomae sushi. Sushi Dai Honkan has many different seafood dishes other than sushi, so having those with sake would give you a satisfying dinner. Note that this is a different Sushi Dai which moved to Toyosu Market with Tsukiji Fish Market in October 2018.
Address: 6-chome-21-2 Tsukiji, Chuo City, Tokyo
Website: http://www.tsukiji-sushidai.com/shop/honkan.html (Japanese Only)
6. Shouro (松露)
Shouro has taken the Japanese Tamagoyaki (egg omelet) to a whole new level. Their sweet egg roll has a good texture, and the flavor will tickle your taste buds. They have cold and hot omelets, so it would be best if you try both. Trying both will give you a better understanding of their differences. It will also help you decide which one you’ll be eating in the future.
Address: 4-13-13 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.shouro.co.jp/index.html (Japanese Only)
7. Tsukiji Kibun-Ten (築地 紀文店)
Tsukiji Kibun-Ten is a long-established shop in the Tsukiji market that sells high-quality oden ingredients, fish cakes. Some of their best-sellers are the Tsukiji Fry and the Tuna Katsu Burger. Both are good as snacks while you stroll around the Tsukiji Fish Market.
Address: 4-13-18 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.tsukiji.or.jp/search/shoplist/cat-c/cat-6/224.html (Japanese Only)
8. Marutoyo (丸豊)
Marutoyo brings you the number one comfort food in Japan, and that is none other than onigiri! These rice balls stuffed with different fillings are the perfect snack that you can carry anywhere. You can also buy them here and bring them home as souvenirs for your family and friends.
Address: 4-9-9 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.tsukiji.or.jp/search/shoplist/cat-d/cat-14/389.html (Japanese Only)
9. Tsukiji Sanokiya (築地 さのきや)
Tsukiji Sanokiya gave a twist to the popular “Taiyaki” and made it “Maguroyaki.” The tuna shaped pancake is filled with sweet bean jam or aromatic citron. These delicious snacks are well-loved by those who love sweets. This snack is best accompanied by tea.
Address: 4-11-9 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.tsukiji.or.jp/search/shoplist/cat-d/cat-15/463.html (Japanese Only)
Data is as of August 2019
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