Have you ever had sushi for breakfast and also for dinner in the same day? If you haven’t, what have you been doing? If you come all the way to Tokyo, you should stay near the Tsukiji market—this will give you a chance to try a “sushi diet” day.
The fish market itself closes around noon or early afternoon, but the restaurants in the outer market stay open. Also, there are so many sushi restaurants in the vicinity. Sushi Takewaka is on Shin Ohashi-dori. If you take the Hibiya line (Tokyo subway grey line) to Tsukiji Station, Sushi Takewaka is on the opposite side of the street from Tsukiji Honganji Temple. It’s also a chain, but a smaller chain than Sushi Zanmai. There are only 4 locations.
This is a big restaurant with private rooms and tables. The food is definitely better than sushi Zanmai, especially my favorite, Menegi sushi – young scallion on top of sushi rice.
WHERE: Sushi Takewaka
2-14-8 Tuiji Chuou-ku Tokyo Japan, Zip 104-0045
WHEN: Open Everyday
Lunch 11:15 am – 2:00 pm,
Dinner 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tai Matsukawa-zukari – parboiled red snapper
sayori – needle fish
kazunoko – herring roe and shako – mantis shrimp (with sauce)
shako – mantis shrimp (with sea salt) and menegi – young scallion
chu toro – tuna belly (medium fat) and aji – horse mackerel
uni – sea urchin
Takahashi Building 1st floor 1-13-11 Tsukiji Chuou-ku Tokyo Japan, Zip 104-0045
5-32-11 Seven Mita Building B1foor Minato-ku Tokyo Japan, Zip 108-0041
2-14-8 Higashi Ginza Plaza Building 2nd floor Tuskiji Chuou ku Tokyo Japan, Zip 104-0045
Thanks to Miss Mimi who help translated these mysterious letters and numbers in to English.