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  • Hiroo
  1. 味家
    Photo: Kasey Furutani
  2. 味家
    Photo: Kasey Furutani

Time Out says

This local restaurant on Hiroo’s shopping street offers a variety of kaisendon during lunch hours. Uni enthusiasts will be delighted with the sea urchin bowl, vinegared rice covered in rich, almost buttery uni (¥2,200). For a bit of contrast, the sea urchin and crab bowl (¥1,700) is a great introduction to the wonderful world of uni without being too overpowering. Everything about the food is fresh – the uni is sweet and smooth and the wasabi even has an extra kick.

Don’t be intimidated by the lack of windows and the kanji-filled display menu outside – push through the door and you’ll be greeted by friendly staff, traditional wooden furniture and best of all, an English menu (hint: it’s behind the Japanese menu). In the evening, try the daily sashimi special alongside the extensive sake list. Nab a seat at the counter to watch the chef hard at work or, if you’re in a larger group, the quiet tables in the back are great for privacy. 


5-3-12 Hiroo, Shibuya
03 3473 1765
Hiroo Station
Opening hours:
11.45am-2pm, 6pm-12midnight, closed Mon
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