Updated: May 26, 2017
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Japan's Most Dangerous Food: Fugu!

Are you brave enough to try Japan's, or perhaps the World's, most dangerous food?! Eating Fugu, or Blowfish, can be deadly if served incorrectly (mainly by amateur home chefs) - the poison in the liver of the fish can supposedly kill you within 2 hours! Here's my top 3 places to try Fugu in Tokyo. Are you game to try it?

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1. Usuki Fugu Yamadaya 臼杵ふぐ山田屋

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Heading from Roppongi station and a few mins walk past Roppongi Hills you'll find this 3-michelin star restaurant, Usuki Fugu Yamadaya.
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The Chef here has been preparing Fugu for decades and has perfected the art of serving up Fugu in several different ways. So fears aside, Fugu Sashimi here is prepare in a special way and is dipped in different sauces that Yamadaya prepares exquisitely from scratch making it a true delicacy!
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If it's your first time trying Fugu and you're feeling uneasy about the threat of actually dying, take the safe bet choose this place. It is on the pricier side of things, but definitely worth every yen!

Usuki Fugu Yamadaya

4 Chome 11-14 Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

2. Fukuji 福治

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Describe a little bit like a secret restaurant Fukuji is a little hard to find, but once you get there you'll enter of a world of ultimate Fugu cuisine! Just few mins walk from Higashi Ginza station Fukuji will definitely won't let you down!
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Fugu sashimi
Once you're seated the Chef's attend to you directly and explain everything about the menu, dishes and particularly about Fugu.
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Fugu fins served in ponzu
If you want to try authentic fugu dishes then you've got the right spot!

Fukuji

3F Kouda Building 5-11-13 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

3. Makino 牧野

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Come grab a seat a the counter at this more relaxed and homely-feel of a restaurant. Its about a 14 minute walk eastward from Ueno station. This place is probably better known for more of a "locals favourite." The fugu here done in different ways is truly superb!
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The fugu sashimi is their best seller, but there are plenty more dishes on the menu, including BBQ Fugu!
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A little lighter on your wallet without sacrificing quality and taste, Makino makes my top 3 fugu restaurants in Tokyo!

Makino

3-8-1 Matsugaya, Taito-ku, Tokyo
If you've ever wondered what fugu tastes like then one not give one of these places a try! Don't worry about the poisoness factor though, all these restaurants have trained chefs and a long list of "still alive" customers!
Jon S
Been eating my way around the world, one dish at time! I spend my time traveling, surfing, hiking, camping and eating food! My favourite Japanese food...Agedashi Tofu!

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