Those new to the fascinating world of offal barbecue, known as horumon in Japanese, are in for a gourmet anatomy lesson at Hatagaya's Maruichi. During an evening at this neighbourhood favourite, you'll learn the ins and outs of rumen, sweetbreads and omasum, all served super-fresh and seasoned simply with salt. Beginners will want to start with the basic assortment plate: it features four parts of beef and one pork element, including melt-in-your-mouth liver, juicy sweetbreads and chewy reed tripe. If you're visiting in autumn, remember to ask for the wild game meats from Hokkaido.
|Venue name:||Sumibi Maruichi|
Naito Bldg 2F, 2-31-7 Nishihara, Shibuya-ku
|Opening hours:||Tue-Fri 6pm-2am (last orders 1am), Sat 5.30pm-2am (1am), Sun & hols 5.30pm-12midnight (11pm) / closed Mon (except for holidays)|
|Transport:||Hatagaya Station (Keio New line), south exit|