While Fukuoka’s regional dish, motsu nabe, is well-known all over Japan, there are few places in Tokyo serving an authentic-tasting version of this hot pot-and-offal dish. The owner of Waraku sources most of his restaurant’s ingredients from Fukuoka in order to faithfully recreate the original flavour of this dish. Small intestines from Kagoshima cows are used for the offal, adding a rounded texture, and various flavours are available – we recommend the staple option, miso. To help you mop up the creamy, garlicky soup at the end, the dish’s champon noodles – which have a slightly different texture to ramen noodles – are just perfect. And to drink, opt for local Kyushu shochu.
Dish to try: Hakata Motsu Nabe (offal, vegetable and miso hot pot) with Miso (¥1,480 per person, minimum two people)
Utopia Heights Bldg, 3-8-16 Sakura, Setagaya-ku
|Opening hours:||6pm-11pm (last orders 10.30pm) / closed Thu|
|Transport:||Kamimachi Station (Tokyu Setagaya line)|