Kakigoya is a seafood izakaya with a stall out front selling steamed oysters and grilled scallops to order. Giant scallops (¥500 each) are cooked in a combination of butter, soy sauce and sake until they’re tender. Plump oysters are steamed in a metal tin (¥500 for two). If raw oysters are your thing, you can knock them back freshly shucked for ¥700 apiece. Wine and draft beer are available by the cup for ¥500, too.
After a bit of uncertainty following the opening of the Toyosu Fish Market in 2018, the Tsukiji Market is once again one of the best places in the city to visit for street eats. Many of the market restaurants have food stalls out front, and the seafood shops sell samples of fresh fish and shellfish to eat on the spot. In the grid of narrow streets and alleys, you’ll find vendors tucked into the most improbable of spaces.
Tsukiji is famed for its raw seafood offerings, but there’s also plenty of the cooked variety, grilled fresh to order, as well as non-seafood options, sweets and drinks. Stores open by 9am, so you can go for breakfast – and even wash it down with sake or beer, if it’s that kind of morning.
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