Udatsu once again proves that fat and char together create the best flavour – and it really doesn’t matter if the fat comes from premium wagyu or a delicate cut of tuna. This is not something we expect to enjoy at a sushi restaurant, but it pretty much sums up Udatsu’s take on the most iconic of all Japanese culinary traditions – textbook perfect sushi that still manages to sneak in a few surprises to make it exciting for the modern palate.
This trendy Tokyo neighbourhood is best known for the Meguro River that runs through it and the revamped shopping area under the train tracks. The former is flanked by cherry trees, eateries and independent shops while the latter is home to some of the area's best cafés, restaurants and bars, including our favourite oden restaurant Samon and coffee haunt Onibus.
In spring, the river becomes a photogenic landscape of cherry blossoms. Aside from cherry blossom season, the entire area surrounding Nakameguro Station makes for a nice walk anytime of the year. Venture away from the Meguro riverside, follow the train tracks, and you’ll find a wealth of hidden art galleries, independent shops, and cute cafés.
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