Kani Jigoku, which means 'Crab Hell', feels like a seafood market with its lively atmosphere and crabs lined up at the front of the restaurant waiting for customers to participate in the nightly auction for the crab combination platters. If you’re not up for bidding on crabs, then simply order the Fisherman’s Hot Pot from the menu. It’s an extravagant dish featuring one snow crab and one kilogram’s worth of king crab in a large hot pot. The soup is prepared using just soup stock and salt, and the only other ingredient is Chinese cabbage, allowing the taste of crab to dominate.
Dish to try: Fisherman's Hot Pot with Beni-zuwai (Snow Crab) and King Crab (¥4,800 per 2-3 people)
|Venue name:||Kani Jigoku|
B1 New Shinbashi Bldg, 2-16-1 Shinbashi, Minato-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri and day before hols 4pm-11.30pm (last orders 10.30pm); Sat, Sun & hols 3pm-11pm (10pm) / closed second Sun of odd months|
|Transport:||Shinbashi Station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku, Tokaido, Ginza, Asakusa lines)|