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The best pizza in the world is in Japan. That’s according to internationally acclaimed chef David Chang, who made the brazen declaration in his Netflix series ‘Ugly Delicious’. We don’t want to offend any Italians, but on a scale of zero to Naples, we’d have to agree Tokyo pizza is up there with the best.
While you can find Chicago deep-dish pizza, NYC-style pizza by the slice, and Japanese-style pizza with wild toppings like lotus root and seaweed in Tokyo, we’re talking about the true test of doughy excellence: Naples-style pizza. There are minimal ingredients but many variables – from the thin base to the perfectly puffy crust and carefully chosen fresh toppings.
Tokyo’s pizza places serve up impeccable Naples-style pizzas made by chefs who can use a woodfired oven like it’s an extra limb. Here’s a selection of our favourites.
Reviews by Jessica Thompson and James Hadfield