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5 Famous Tokyo Food To Eat Before You Leave

5 Famous Tokyo Food To Eat Before You Leave

When coming to “food paradise” in Tokyo, you will be captivated by many dishes which are not only delicious, but also incredibly beautiful. The following is a list of somespecial tasty eye-catchingdishes thatyou must try once when traveling to Tokyo.

1. Ramen

Ramen noodles are originated from China, It was introduced in Japan in the Meiji period. However, in recent decades, Ramen has become a signature dish of Japan and has been extremely popular not only in Japan butalso worldwide.The tasty broth, soft chewy noodles served with grilled meat, boiled eggs, green onions, pickles, cabbage and spices all will make you never forget the great taste ofthis famousnoodles in the world.

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Where to eat:

  • Fuunji (風雲児 lit. Lucky adventurer)
  • 東京都渋谷区代々木2-14-3
  • Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Yoyogi 2-14-3 (Near Shinjuku Station)
  • Open 11 a.m.–3 p.m., 5 p.m.–9 p.m. (or until the soup runs out)
  • Closed Sundays and holidays


Tantanmen is considered as one of the very favorite ramen in Tokyo. It is so incrediblydelicious and special that you could not miss when visiting here. Tantanmen fascinates diners with its tasty and spicy sauce made from Black sesame. This ramen is usually served with roasted pork burnt edges, minced pork, onion, seaweed and some other spices.

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Where to try

  • Restaurants Fu-unji 2-14-3, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0053.
  • Phone: 03-6413-8480

2. Tonkatsu

Tonkatsu is introduced in the late 19th century and it now has become a popular dish in Japan. Raw materials for preparation consists of a powder coat fried, pork loin sliced into bite-size pieces; and. It is often served with cabbage and miso soup. Pork pieces are deep-fried in hot oil pan until it is crispy with attractive golden brown. Then, it will be coated with a spicy sweet sauce, very fragrant and soothing !

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Where to try:

  • Restaurants Katsukura, Takashimaya Times Square complex, 14F, 5-24-2, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051
  • Phone: 03-5361-1878

3. Chankonabe Hotpot

Chankonabe Hotpot is loved most by the Japanese Sumos. Because it can help them gain weight. It is not only very delicious, unique but also nutritious that you cannot miss when being in Tokyo. This dish has broth made from chicken and it is served with meat, mushrooms, vegetables, seafood and tofu.The recommended places to enjoy an ideal Chankonabe hotpotin Tokyo are many restaurants around the Kokugikan Sumo Stadium in Tokyo.

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Where to eat

  • Restaurants around the Kokugikan Sumo

4. Yakitori

According to enthusiasts of Japanese cuisines, if traveling to Japan without enjoying Yakitori, it will be a huge omission. Actually Yakitori is chicken skewer. This is a popular dish and very familiar on many streets of Japan. The food always attracts both Japanese and tourists by its irresistible fragrance.

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Chicken is marinated thoroughly with salt and special sauces called "tare". Tare is made of soy sauce, mirin, sake wine and sugar. This is a recipe to create a balance between saltiness and sweetness. In addition, you can add some gingers to smell fragrantly, a little sesame oil, and sweet of honey, which contribute to make a bold featured taste. That makes Yakitori attractive to visitors with the first bite.

Where to try

  • Uchida restaurant - 3-14-7 Koyama, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo.

5. Totoro Choux

Totoro Choux is one of the mostdelicious,and unique kind of street foods that you shouldn’t miss on many night market streets. Like other kinds of choux, Totoro Choux has a quite crispy cover and sweet fillings. It also attracts diners by cute animation shape: Totoro (a well-known anime character/story in Japan). You can find this cake in any night market, grocery store, supermarket, bakery and cafes in Tokyo.

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Where to try

  • Shiro - hige's Cream Puff Factory in Setagaya

There are still many beautifully tasty unique dishes, waiting for you to come and try in Tokyo. Are you excited to explore the features of Japanese Cuisine now? Let our recommendation above be your guide of your food journey in Japan.


My name’s Catherine, you can call me Kate. I love animals, writing and travelling.I started my Asian journey since 2003; and I have been nearly 20 countries so far. The more I go, the more I fall in love with this incredible continent. It has a unique beauty and distinctive culture that never fully explored. This’s why there are many countries I still keep coming back over and over again. I’m here to share with you my fun, sad or even scared memory on my backpacking trails. Hope it works on you!

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