Serious fans of grilled meat flock to Jambo’s four Tokyo restaurants, the first of which opened almost three decades ago out east in residential Edogawa. Hanare in Hongo is their newest outpost but has already earned a fervent following, so reservations can be difficult to come by. Snag one and you can look forward to meaty masterpieces including lightly broiled wagyu sushi with rice boiled in genmaicha (green tea with roasted brown rice), noharayaki (a huge slice of sirloin flavoured with Jambo’s ‘secret sauce’ and eaten with raw egg) and super-thin, shabu-shabu-like yakishabu beef slices. Hanare is also renowned for its innovative side dishes, most of which are changed up as often as every week.
|Venue name:||Jambo Hanare|
3-27-9 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
|Opening hours:||5pm-12midnight (last orders 11pm) daily|
|Transport:||Hongo-Sanchome Station (Oedo, Marunouchi lines)|