Enjoy The World’s Biggest Seafood Market In Tsukiji ~Part 2~

This article guides you to highly recommended restaurants/shops in Tsukiji Jogai Shijo, Tokyo!

From Part 1, this continues to introduce restaurants/shops with high reputations in Tsukiji Jogai Shijo!

Tsukemono NakagawayaToritoMac MoreNiku No YazawaMarutakeSaito Suisan Main StoreSaito Suisan 2nd BranchKibunShirasu-yaTsukiji Shouro

6) Tsukemono Nakagawaya

They sell pickles in the store. You will be surprised how wide their selection is!

There are sampling boothes available, so try them if you are not sure what to get! Mmm, all pickles I tried were good….

Pickled onions, cucumbers, pumpkins...unusual pickles are available!

Information
  • You can find pickles which you won’t find anywhere else! Find your favourite pickles in here!
  • Business hours: 04:00-13:00
  • Closed on Sundays, national holidays, and when Jonai Shijo is closed.

7) Torito

It was after 9am when I walked by. I was surprised there were already piles of people getting fresh chicken!

They sell not only fresh chicken but homemade tandoori chicken, roasted duck, deep-fried chicken thigh, Teriyaki chicken thigh, grilled chicken, etc in the showcase...

The POP says “hugely popular ½ sized deep-fried chicken” ...Then, why not to try!? I’ve never seen this large deep-fried chicken before! I am excited to eat it!!

Look how beautiful it is! It is simply seasoned with soy sauce, but this well balanced chicken and batter are the best thing ever! I understand people love it! Awwww my mouth starts drooling while I write this article~~~!!

Information
  • This chicken wholesale merchant has been in business over 100 years in Tsukiji. Their homemade chickens are delicious! They also have Yakitori (seasoned chicken on skewers) available on Saturdays. The savory flavour attracts you for sure!
  • Business hours: 05:00-13:00
  • Closed on Sundays, national holidays, and when Jonai Shijo is closed

8)Mac More

Mac More is a cafe in Tsukiji Market.

Even though it is a cafe, they offer various seafood set menus!

Information
  • This cafe is packed with local people (and workers in the market)!
  • The cafe’s signature set menu is Nakaochi-don (tuna Sashimi bowl-tuna’s backbone flesh on top of rice)!
  • Business hours: 08:00-23:00
  • Closed on Sundays, national holidays, and when Jonai Shijo is closed

9) Niku No Yazawa

This is another few of the shops in Tsukiji not related to seafood. Huge blocks of pork, beef, and other meat are lined up in the showcases.

Information
  • Their homemade roasted pork is fantastic!! There are two kinds of roasted pork: shoulder and thigh. Also, their pickled egg is awesome!!
  • Business hours: 05:00-12:00 on Mondays to Fridays and 05:00-13:30 on Saturdays
  • Closed on Sunday, national holidays, and when Jonai Shijo is closed (may also be closed irregularly)

10)Marutake

Marutake’s best selling omelette is only 100 yen for a piece. It can be a good finger snack with you while you are walking around! Enjoy their freshly cooked omelette!

Do you think omelette is not the thing to buy at the store? Try their omelette!

Japanese omelette is called Dashimaki Tamago which has large amount of Dashi (soup stock) and delicately cooked. It is VERY hard to make it at home…

Information
  • Marutake is run by Japanese famous celebrity’s family, and their signature omelette is often on TV.
  • Business hours: 04:00-14:00
  • Closed on Sundays, national holidays, and when Jonai Shijo is closed.

11) Saito Suisan Main Store

This is seafood wholesale merchant.

Information
  • When Tsukiji Market is on TV, the owner of Saito Suisan always shows up...the guy is full of energy and fun!
  • Business hours: 06:00-17:00
  • Open 7 days a week

12) Saito Suisan 2nd Branch

Information
  • Business hours: 06:00-17:00
  • Open 7 days a week

13) Kibun

Kibun is the most known processed food company in Japan. They sell many kinds of fish cakes and other processed food.

Information
  • Their freshly cooked spicy squid can be your best friend with beer!
  • Deep-fried fish cake with seaweed and soy beans called Dontoage can be a wonderful side dish in your lunch box as well!
  • Business hours: 05:00-12:00
  • Closed on Sundays, national holidays, and when Jonai Shijo is closed

14) Shirasu-ya

Shirasu is white bait in Japanese. Shirasu-ya sells various kinds of it.

Information
  • I recommend 12 Hinmoku Chirimen (12 kinds of white bait) which includes flavourful and seasoned white bait! Dried white bait is good with rice ;)
  • Business hours: 06:00-15:00
  • Closed on Sundays and irregular days

15) Tsukiji Shouro

This is another omelette shop. You may enjoy comparing the tastes of Marutake and Shouro!

Information
  • The main ingredients; eggs are strictly from contracted farmers! Many chefs reccomend their omelette as well
  • Business hours: 04:00-15:00
  • Closed on Sundays, national holidays, and when Jonai Shijo is closed.

Please click here for Part 3!

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Written by TABIZU

I love to go on a trip each season, to stroll markets for finding dainty foods, and to soak in a hot spring more than anything.

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