Kani (Japanese crab) is one of the most delicious 'luxury' foods in Japan. Here are some of the best places in Tokyo to enjoy crab!
Sapporo in Japan is synonymous with amazing seafood. Crab, uni (sea urchin), ikura (salmon roe), shrimps, and all kinds of fresh sashimi are things you should absolutely try there! Here is our selection of some of the best places to have great seafood in Sapporo.
Located in the middle of Sapporo, 'Katsukani no Hanasaki'(活カニの花咲) is an outstanding restaurant that should be on every crab lover's bucket list! A true crab master, the chef prepares the live crab right in front of customers in a variety of ways, based on which part of the crab is being used.
'Hokkaido Beer Garden' is a spacious and clean restaurant in Sapporo with a stylish Hokkaido-esque design, and all-you-can-eat Hokkaido specialties including fresh Ghengis Khan (lamb barbecue), giant crab, and Hokkaido Wagyu (beef). This is the perfect place to get a quintessentially Hokkaido meal!
Contrary to a popular belief outside of Japan, kani is not imitation crab meat, it's the Japanese word for real crab. This article clarifies a few misconceptions about kani and presents how real kani is used in Japan.
Although absent from the capital, Kanihonke has restaurants locations across Japan from Sapporo to Fukuoka. In Sapporo, this is a flagship restaurant that you should definitely visit, as it offers one of the best and representative food of Hokkaido cuisine: the crab.
What to do when the Tokyo summer heat is beaming down on you? Head to the beach! A nice little day trip down to a pleasant little seaside town, Enoshima, is a perfect location to cool off and relax! Enoshima Beach offers plenty of things to do, including island adventures, sunbathing, surfing, eating local seafood, people watching, bar hopping, visiting the aquarium, unique temples, and just generally checking out the cool vibes of the beach town!