November 2016 marked 80 years since Tsukiji Fish Market began. It has become and been the back bone of Japanese cuisine and food culture for decades and attracted hoards of tourists both domestically and internationally. Said to be the only one its kind, read on to discover the untold story behind it's humble beginnings and stories of those who bring it to life.
Tucked away on the third floor of a building on the opposite side of Shibuya station in area not frequented by many tourists is a beautiful quaint craft beer and sake bar, Taki. Matching some of the best beer and sake you try in Tokyo with delicate dishes, you're guaranteed to enjoy this hidden gem.
If you want squid when in Tokyo head to squid institution, Ika Center. Serving up Tokyo's most delicious deep-fried squid, grilled squid, squid sashimi and more, Ika Center promises you a night of awesome food and a real Japanese seafood experience.
Uokin is an amazing franchise specializing mainly in seafood. You'll get quality, freshness and a great atmosphere at a surprisingly affordable price! If you want to try an outstanding izakaya in Japan where you can have delicious seafood dishes and a great time, Uoki is the place for you to go!
If you're looking for a great izakaya (Japanese style bar) or a big fan of seafood, you should try Isomaru Suisan. It is a causal chain restaurant often found near stations in Tokyo and the cities. The fresh seafood grilled in front of you is amazing! It's a place where you can order seafood and grill it yourself in the tiny grill they provide: clams, scallops and squid.
Kanazawa is a very popular tourist destination because of many amazing sightseeing spots which includes one of the most famous seafood market in the country: Kanazawa's Omicho Fish Market. If you are in Kanazawa, the place is absolutely a must-go for both its atmosphere and the fresh seafood you can have there.
At the Royal Park Hotel in Tokyo, there is a Chinese restaurant called "Keikaen" that serves seasonal cold noodles only during the summer time. It is the most famous cold noodle in Japan, with various seafood and meat toppings!
Catch your own dinner in downtown Tokyo! You wouldn't believe me if I told you that you can actually catch your own dinner on a boat in the middle of Tokyo. Better yet, from the comfort of your own table! Fishing Restaurant Zauo opens its doors every night to the public to try their luck at catching their own dinner!
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!
Kyoto is a region in Japan famous for their vegetables, tofu, seafood, and many ingredients. If you want to enjoy some grilled teppanyaki dishes of these ingredients as well as great Wagyu Beef in Kyoto, check this article out for the hottest teppanyaki restaurants in Kyoto!