Sashimi is a quintessential part of Japanese cuisine. This page will give you a brief history of the iconic dish, as well as answer your sashimi-related questions such as 'what's the difference between nigiri and sashimi?' and 'Is it safe to eat sashimi?' We will also introduce the most popular types of sashimi in Japan. Enjoy!
The Kanda area has a lot of good restaurants, and Yamatoya Otojiro, a seafood izakaya, is definitely one of them. Eat lots of fresh sashimi and drink of a couple of cups of sake and it shouldn't cost you more than ¥4,000.
Have you heard of kaisen don? It's a popular Japanese dish that is basically a bowl of sashimi on top of a bed of rice. If you like sushi, you'll love kaisen don! Make sure you try it while in Japan.
Just a 7 minute walk from Ginza Station, Haneda Ichiba Ginza Chokubaiten is a standing-only restaurant that was started by fish merchant serving high-class restaurants in the area. Here you can eat extremely fresh fish that was caught this morning--from around Japan!
This advanced sashimi recipe has been developed over many years of trial and error. I have made it into a very simple set of instructions that most people should have no problem following. Good luck, and happy sashimi making!
Have you heard of 'Taiko Chaya?' It's an izakaya in Tokyo's Asakusa Bashi that is so popular that there's a ticket system for getting in to enjoy the all-you-can-eat sashimi lunch! It's a unique lunch experience that is worth trying, especially if you are a sashimi lover!
They call it the Tuna Demolition Show! And they have good reason to. Maguro Shoten is a tuna specialty restaurant in downtown Shinjuku, in the very heart of red light district Kabukicho. They offer a daily Tuna dismantling and carving show that will leave you drooling for some fresh tuna. Don't be deterred by the red light district location though, it's the perfect place for some great food and some truly good-fun entertainment! If you love tuna or sashimi, this is the place to be! You definitely won't be disappointed!
Experience the real way of samurai when you're in Tokyo next at Sengoku Buyuden! Here all history buffs and samurai lovers will be able to geek out over some traditional samurai armour, swords, and more! Get down here to discover great food amongst some historical Japanese culture.
Kaikaya by the Sea has become an iconic seafood restaurant in Shibuya. You've read that correctly Shibuya, which is in the western part of downtown Tokyo, not "by the sea" by any stretch of the imagination. One thing is for sure though, Kaikaya has built its reputation on serving outstanding seafood in a comfortable atmosphere. Here is more on this flagship establishment!
I couldn't believe what I had stumbled upon when I went here for the first time! Sushi Koraku Bekkan is a Tokyo local's secret! A charming little restaurant that serves up delectable sushi and sashimi in business district Kojimachi.