This cozy Yanaka Ginza dining hall's mapo dofu and rice (¥1,000) is rich with Sichuan pepper. The sauce, layered on top of the rice, owes its spiciness to green chili peppers and a significant amount of Sichuan-variety pepper, producing a well-balanced and delicious dish with a 'la' (spiciness) that doesn't go overboard. The most noteworthy thing here, however, is that a well-seasoned dish at this price is almost impossible to find elsewhere.
3-14-13 Nishi-Nippori, Arakawa-ku
|Opening hours:||6pm-11pm / closed Sun|
|Transport:||Nippori Station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku, Joban, Keisei lines, Nippori-Toneri Liner)|