Japan’s staple carb is king at Ohitsuzen Tanbo, a basement restaurant located on a side street off Aoyama-dori. The set meal, dubbed ohitsuzen, is the one to go for here – combining a freshly milled, specially cultivated variety of rice with a special brand of soy sauce, miso, salt and nori, served up with akadashi soup and brown-rice chazuke (brown-rice tea), and a choice of grilled salmon, simmered mackerel, mentaiko (salted cod’s roe), sablefish or stewed pork. There's a decent takeaway menu that includes made-to-order onigiri, tamagoyaki egg rolls and nukazuke pickles, for those who are in a hurry.
|Venue name:||Ohitsuzen Tanbo Omotesando|
5-49-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
|Opening hours:||11.30am-11pm (last orders 10pm) / closed Sun & hols|
|Transport:||Omotesando Station (Ginza, Chiyoda, Hanzomon lines), exit B1|