Chanko-nabe is the legendary food of sumo wrestlers, said to help them put on those extra tonnes – but only if eaten in huge amounts late at night. For the rest of us, it’s just a warming, mixed casserole. Nowhere makes a more atmospheric sampling spot than Yoshiba, a former sumo stable where you sit around the hard-packed mud of the ring where wrestlers used to practise.
2-14-5 Yokoami, Sumida-ku
|Opening hours:||11.30am-2pm (last orders 1.30pm), 5pm-10pm (9.10pm) / closed Sun & hols|
|Transport:||Ryogoku Station (Oedo line), exit A1; (Sobu line), east exit|