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Not only Sushi! - Best Foods Guide around Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo!

Keita
Updated Nov 14, 2016

Tsukiji is famous for the delicacies found at the Tsukiji Fish Market. It is lined by numerous restaurants and retail shops. It is one of the best places in Tokyo for fresh seafood and sushi. Many locals know this. But do you think people working at Tsukiji Fish Market eat sushi every day for themselves? C’mon! Tsukiji can be a great place to try casual dining and enjoy other great dishes apart from sushi! Find out more!  

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Seafood restaurant: Aozora Sandaime

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Aozora Sandaime is a seafood restaurant located in Tsukiji Outer Market. Among the many seafood and sushi restaurants in Tsukiji, Aozora Sandaime serves some of the highest quality dishes you cannot enjoy elsewhere.

One of the best dishes on the menu there is the Tsukiji Saikyou Aburidon, a donburi (Japanese rice dish with ingredients on top) with well-seared fatty tuna and splendid alfonsino fish on top. The freshly caught fish together with fantastic Japanese rice and gravy create an amazing harmony. You can top the donburi with wasabi too!

There are two branches of Aozora Sandaime in the Tsukiji Outer Market area. Compared to the luxurious Aozora Sandaime introduced here, the other shop - Aozora Sandaime Hafu - is a slightly cheaper choice.

Aozora Sandaime

Address: 4-13-8, Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access info: 5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Tsukiji Station

Opening hours: Weekdays: 10:30 -14:30, 17:30 - 22:00 Weekends and holidays: 10:30 - 22:00

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 3-3541-1055

Official URL

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Ramen noodles from Inoue

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Inoue is one of the most famous shops in the Tsukiji Market area and it was even mentioned by The New York Times before. The world-famous noodle stall has a never-fading queue and more than 1,000 bowls are sold each day. The most honourable thing about Inoue is that is only has one dish on the menu: the Chuka Soba (Chinese soba noodle). The cooks rapidly but delicately prepare about 8 to 9 bowls of Chuka Soba at once, and the harmony of the chewy noodles and char siu (roasted pork meat), together with the tonkotsu (pork bone) broth is amazing!

Inoue

Address: 4-9-16, Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access info: 4-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Tsukiji Station

Opening hours: 5:00 -13:30

Fixed holiday: Sunday

Contact: +81 3-3542-0620

Official URL

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Pork cutlets at Tonkatsu Yachiyo

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Tsukiji Market is famous for seafood and sushi restaurants. However, it has more to offer and Tonkatsu Yachiyo is one of the stores that you have to visit either for breakfast or lunch. It opens as early as 5 am and closes by 1 pm.

Although tonkatsu means pork cutlet in Japanese, Tonkatsu Yachiyo is famous not just for the pork cutlets but also for fried seafood such as fish, scallops, and shrimps. The soft and fresh seafood coated by the crisps are marvellous. If you visit Tonkatsu Yachiyo on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, the exclusive char siu egg, roasted pork meat together with fried eggs, can also be enjoyed. You can choose to pour some curry over the char siu egg to enjoy the symphony of sweet char siu and spicy curry sauce!

Tonkatsu Yachiyo

Address: 5-2, Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access info: 5-minute walk from Oedo Line Tsukijishijo Station

Opening hours: 5:00 - 13:00

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 3-3547-6762

Official URL

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Grilled seafood at Tsukiji Maguro no Miyako

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Seafood such as scallops and sea urchin can be enjoyed at Tsukiji Maguro no Miyako found in Tsukiji Outer Market. The stall handles various seafood according to the seasons and will grill them for you on the spot. The fresh seafood can even be enjoyed raw and this is one of the great stalls you can visit for finger food while exploring the market.

Tsukiji Maguro no Miyako

Address: 4-13-13, Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access info: 6-minute walk from Oedo Line Tsukijishijo Station

Opening hours: 6:30 - 16:00

Fixed holiday: Sunday and holidays

Contact: +81 3-3547-6622

Official URL

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Omelette on a stick at Yamacho

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One of the famous walk-and-eat foods in Tsukiji is the tamagoyaki - egg omelette. Yamacho, located in Tsukiji Outer Market, is one of the shops where you can enjoy the kushitama - tamagoyaki on a stick. The sweetness of the tamagoyaki is accentuated by the grated radish, and the best part about it is that it only costs 100 JPY(0.95 USD) per stick!

Yamacho

Address: 4-16-2, Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access info: 3-minute walk from Oedo Line Tsukijishijo Station

Opening hours: 6:00 - 15:30

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 3-3248-6002

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Saito Fish Market

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Saito Fish Market is most famous for the raw oysters that can be enjoyed all year round. There are two types of oyster available at Saito Fish Market, which cost 300 JPY (2.80 USD) and 400 JPY (3.75 USD) respectively, and the fresh, creamy oysters are extremely delicious. Saito Fish Market handles oysters taken from different places in Japan so you may be able to enjoy different tastes by visiting once in the morning and then again in the evening.

Saito Fish Market

Address: 4-10-5, Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access info: 7-minute walk from Oedo Line Tsukijishijo Station

Opening hours: 6:00 - 17:00

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 3-3541-2314

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Maguroyaki pancake at Sanokiya

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Have you heard of the taiyaki before? The taiyaki is a famous Japanese snack; it is a pancake shaped like a sea bream (a type of fish). Sanokiya doesn’t sell the taiyaki, but instead have the maguroyaki, a pancake shaped like the maguro fish. The crispy maguroyaki has a red bean paste filling and is one of the walk-and-eat foods you cannot miss.

Sanokiya

Address: 4-11-9, Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access info: 5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Tsukiji Station

Opening hours: 7:00 - 15:00

Fixed holiday: Sunday and holidays

Contact: +81 3-3543-3331

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Sea urchin bun at Maruichi Hamada Shoten

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Maruichi Hamada Shoten is most famous for its uniman, the sea urchin steamed bun. The uniman originated in Kyushu, and Maruichi Hamada Shoten is the only place where you can enjoy it outside the Kyushu Region. It is recommended that you try the Kanmon Uniman Goku, which features steamed sea urchin on top of the bamboo-charcoal-coated steamed bun. Make sure you visit Maruichi Hamada Shoten early as their uniman sells out very quickly!

Maruichi Hamada Shoten

Address: 4-13-3 Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access info: 4-minute walk from Oedo Line Tsukijishijo Station

Opening hours: 5:00 - 12:00

Fixed holiday: Sundays and holidays

Contact: +81 3-3541-7667

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Standing sushi bar! Tachigui Sushi Okame

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Tachigui Sushi Okame is just 3 minutes away from Tsukiji Station by foot and is one of the best places to go if you love sushi but hate queueing. The standing sushi bar serves delectable sushi in a small shop, unlike other sushi restaurants where you have to wait for several hours. It is recommended that you try the Maguro Zukushi set, which serves 4 different types of maguro fish sushi from different parts of the fish. You should also select the luxurious sea urchin sushi.

Tachigui Sushi Okame

Address: 4-8-7, Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access info: 3-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Tsukiji Station

Opening hours: Weekdays: 10:00 - 22:00 Sunday and holidays: 10:00 - 21:00

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 90-8849-8734

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Standing Sushi Bar Chiyoda Sushi

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Standing Sushi Bar Chiyoda Sushi is also another place you can appreciate fantastic sushi without waiting for too long. The shop runs based on the concept “to serve delicious sushi as quick as possible”, and their fantastic service certainly attests to that. Numerous choices of sushi are available and it is especially recommended that you try their seared sushi. From shrimp and salmon to scallop, the seared seafood creates a marvellous harmony with the sushi rice. Each plate can be as cheap as 80 JPY (0.75 USD) in Standing Sushi Bar Chiyoda Sushi.

Standing Sushi Bar Chiyoda Sushi

Address: 3-10, Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access info: 1-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Tsukiji Station

Opening hours: 10:00 - 21:00

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 3-3541-9972

Official URL

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Tsukiji - the gourmet street

From luxurious restaurants to cheap finger food, Tsukiji is flooded with various exclusive dishes that are bound to keep you excited. Make sure you try out these stalls when exploring the Tsukiji Market area!

This article was originally published on Jun 08, 2016

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