4 recommended casual Washoku restaurants in Tokyo

4 recommended casual Washoku restaurants in Tokyo

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What is Washoku(=Japanese food)? What is the difference between Washoku and Nihonshoku?

I talked about that before.


Washoku is Japanese traditional food culture such as kaiseki dishes(=simple meal served before a ceremonial tea) and local dishes.And even if you want to eat Washoku in a restaurant, you often give up thinking that the price is high.  Please rest assured. This time, we will introduce 4 shops where you can casually eat Washoku in Tokyo. If you want to eat Washoku in Tokyo, please take a look this article.


① Ganryujima

Ganryujima is a sukiyaki(=Japanese beef hot pot) restaurant in Tokyo. The nearest stations are Ginza, Shimbashi and Yurakucho stations in Tokyo, with business hours from 17:00 to 23:30 (until 3:00 on Fridays and the day before holidays). If you eat sukiyaki in Ginza at dinner time, it costs 10,000 yen per person, but in this shop of Tokyo you can eat sukiyaki course for 3500 yen per person. Despite being reasonably priced, it is a highly satisfying shop in Tokyo where you can enjoy rare parts such as shoulder clod and ribulose. Recommended for those who want to eat Washoku casually in Tokyo.


② Platinum fish KAPPO

nearest station is Shimbashi Station in Tokyo, and business hours are 11: 00-15: 00 and 17: 00-23: 30 (closed on Sundays and holidays). The recommendation of this shop in Tokyo is “Omakase(=Chef’s selection) course”. For 3000 yen, you can enjoy 5 dishes:a small appetizers, sashimi(=raw fish cut in pieces), grilled food, 8 kind of seasonal appetizers, ochazuke(=boiled rice in soup). There are not many shops where you can enjoy authentic Kappo for 3,000 yen, so this restaurant is popular. In addition, since there are always more than 20 types of Japanese sake, it is a recommended shop in Tokyo for those who like drinking alcohol. Advance reservations are recommended because the number of seats is as small as 11 seats.Recommended for those who want to eat Washoku casually in Tokyo.


③ Janomezushi

Janomezushi is a restaurant in Tokyo where you can taste sushi, sashimi and surprises. The nearest station is Mikawashima Station, which is open from 11:30 to 15:00 and from 17:00 to 22:00 (closed on Mondays). The recommendation is “Omakase Nigiri(Chef’s selection course)”. You can taste 10 sushi for 1000 yen. The owner of this shop in Tokyo was originally from a high-end sushi restaurant, so the price is low but the freshness of the fish is outstanding. What’s even more surprising is that you can drink up to 5 cups of Sochu(=traditional Japanese distilled spirit) for 500 yen, and other than beer and Sochu such as Japanese sake and wine, bringing in is OK.Recommended for those who want to eat Washoku casually in Tokyo.


④ Matsu Matsumoto

Matsu Matsumoto is a restaurant where you can taste Kappo casually in Tokyo. The nearest station is Nakameguro Station in Tokyo, and is open from 18:00 to 1:00 (closed on Sundays until 2:00 on Saturdays). Recommended is a course that can be enjoyed for 5,000 yen for 8 dishes. You can taste exquisite fish dishes using fish carefully selected by the owner who has Fish Meister Qualification.The course also uses a lot of seasonal vegetables, so you can taste authentic Japanese cuisine. This shop in Tokyo also has a wide selection of alcohol, so it is recommended for those who like alcohol. Recommended for those who want to eat Washoku casually in Tokyo.


How was it?

This time, we introduced restaurants where you can enjoy Washoku casually in Tokyo. Isn’t the image that Washoku = high price changed? If you want to eat Washoku in Tokyo, be sure to visit the shops introduced here. By the way, all of the Washoku restaurants in Tokyo that we introduced this time are popular, so we recommend that you make a reservation in advance.


See you next time.