Time Out says
There is no official definition of the dish known as chanko nabe, but it refers to the protein-rich stew eaten by sumo wrestlers. It makes sense, then, that you’ll find a cluster of chanko nabe restaurants near the Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo stadium. One of these is the hugely popular Tomoegata, which was built by a master of the Tomozuna sumo stable and is actually on the stable premises. Order their signature dish, Kunimiyama Chanko, which is prepared in a lightly salted chicken broth and includes fresh sardines that are brought in daily from Tsukiji and minced for the hot pot. In addition, they also serve chanko with beef, chicken, salmon and scallops – all with serving sizes to satisfy the heartiest eaters.
Dish to try: Kunimiyama Chanko (¥3,132 per serving, minimum 2 people)
2-17-6 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku
|Transport:||Ryogoku Station (Sobu, Oedo lines)|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5pm-10.30pm (last orders 9.30pm), Sat, Sun & hols from 4.30pm / Jun-Aug closed Mon|