Takamaru, Shinjuku

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TOKYO | Takamaru is the place to visit in Tokyo if you’re looking for a seafood izakaya. The Shinjuku location is one of three Takamaru spots in Tokyo. It operates as both an izakaya and a fishmonger. Not only do these guys serve great seafood, they source it direct from the city’s best fishmongers, fresh each morning.

Located over two floors, Takamaru is a lively spot full of locals enjoying good food and drink. It’s your typical izakaya with a bit of a fishermen’s den feel to it. The staff here don’t speak English and while there is an English menu, it’s not necessarily easy to come by.

When we (a group of Westerners) visited, we were told there were no tables available and it wasn’t until one of our friends started speaking Japanese that a table became available. Another friend, also a Westerner, who visited a few months later, was also told there wasn’t a table available when there definitely was, and was turned away. Make of that what you will. We think the food here is good enough to give it a go, and once we were seated the service was fantastic.

Seasonality is the name of the game here, and what’s available is what’s fresh and good on the day. Takamaru is famous for its bowls. Try the “Akadon” a rice bowl with grilled salmon and salmon roe, and the tuna version, “Kurodon”. The sashimi moriwase, a mixed plate of sashimi is a must order, as is the raw tuna tartare. Ebi-fry, large deep fried shrimp, are also fantastic. In fact, you can’t go wrong no matter what you order at Takamaru. And trust us, after your first round of ordering, when you’ve seen all of the delicious looking things come to the other tables, you’ll be ordering more even if you’re not hungry.

Takamaru

7-15-1 Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo 160-0023
Japan

Telephone: 03 5937 5969
E-mail: n/a
Website

Open
Mon – Sun: 11:00am to 11:00pm

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