Tosashimizu World, a Newly Opened Restaurant in Ueno, Tokyo You Need to Try!
Tosashimizu World just opened a new branch in Ueno in July 2017. If you're looking for a great place to bring your family or friends after a long day of sightseeing around Ueno, this is the place to go and unwind. The ingredients are so fresh, you'll feel transported to Kochi prefecture. The ambiance is fun, the service was great, and the food was delicious, these are all the key ingredients for an unforgettable night..the rest is up to you!
Tosashimizu World restaurant is a very welcoming izakaya! In Kochi prefecture, Tosashimizu city is famous for its fresh seafood and for its sake. Importing the products directly from the city, this Izakaya feels like you're getting the best of Tosashimizu directly in Tokyo.
The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere and it is a great place to go with a group of friends. You'll be sure to have a great time, and it is reasonably priced given the quality and freshness of the ingredients. In fact, you can even bring some of the ingredients home as there is also a small shop at the entrance.
Their salad was fresh and topped with freshly shaved bonito flakes. You can even choose what type of dressing you use. They have three kinds: tomato, carrot, and citrus. They do not use and preservatives and it is made largely of fresh fruits and vegetables.
The bonito was slightly broiled, which gave it a light BBQ taste, but it was almost raw and melt-in-your mouth tender. The waitress suggested we first ate it with a little bit of salt, as the taste of the fish was incredible in itself. But you can also add some of their soy sauce, some Japanese ginger, chives, and lemon. Either way you eat it, you'll fight for the last piece!
Seafood lovers, you're in luck, this resto has tons of fresh fish and shellfish to choose from. This dish was particularly interesting because not only were the shells delicious, but they were also beautiful. Never have I seen such colorful shells, they vary from blue, to pink and even purple. What a delight for the eyes...and the stomach.
This kushiage dish was also incredible. It was まんぼう "manbou" (ocean sunfish), which, well speaking for myself, was the first time to try. It was white fish, which was then dipped in a batter, and deep fried. It goes very well with beer or some of their delicious sake.
Even those who aren't big fans of fish will find something to make them happy. This pork katsu was deep fried with batter, so the outside was crisp, but the meat was tender. They served the dish in a light bonito broth, which perfectly complemented the dish and cancelled out the oiliness.
This restaurant is a nice place to go to with colleagues after a day of work. There's nothing better to do "kampai" with then a nice glass of cold beer.
They have a wide selection of gorgeous sake to choose from, and if like myself, you have a hard time deciding which one to go with, you can have the sake flight. You can start with the spiciest one and finish with the sweetest one. The sake is so light and refreshing, yet each cup has it own distinctive taste.
There are some cocktails if you're looking for something sweeter, such as the konatsu drink (a kind of citrusy drink).
Bring back some of the magic home
Here you can bring some of the ingredients home. For example, the bonito flakes are incredibly tasty and complement Japanese cuisine beautifully. Also, the dressing is made with fresh vegetables. The best part is that the price is very reasonable!