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All-You-Can-Eat Sashimi In Tokyo!

If you are a fan of sushi and sashimi you will know that depending on the restaurant, freshness of fish and types of seafood, the bill can get quite pricey. Also, for those with big appetites the sashimi sets that most Japanese restaurants offer just isn’t enough to satisfy your sashimi needs. In comes amazing seafood restaurant Taiko Chaya that not only offers the freshest varieties of fish bought directly from Tsukiji fish market, but also lets you eat as much as you can for only 1,200 yen (or about $12 US).

Located in the picturesque area of Asakusabashi, Taiko Chaya with its fisherman’s seafood decor and traditional Japanese seating provides lovers of fish a chance at an all-you-can-eat sashimi lunch buffet every day between the hours of 11:30am and 2:00pm. The restaurant is so popular people come from 10am to line up and wait so they can have a chance to get a 50 minute all-you-can-eat menu that includes a variety of fresh fish like maguro (tuna), salmon, shrimp, shellfish and others depending on the catch of the day.

The lunch buffet also comes with all-you-can-eat rice, miso soup, salad, fruit dessert and tea. Oz of YouTube channel OzzyAwesome was lucky enough to wait in line and have the chance to enjoy the cheapest and freshest fish Tokyo has to offer. In his video he mentions that the fish tastes fresh and doesn’t contain a “fishy smell” which happens with older or preserved fish. The restaurant is known for its impeccable selection of seafood, bought, cut and served daily from the biggest fish market in the world, Tsukiji Fish Market. Buying and serving the fish on the same day makes the fish more tender, fresh tasting and appetizing. No wonder people line up every day for the chance to try some.

Taiko Chaya, which has been operating for 34 years is also known for its charming and cozy decor, tuna slicing shows performed by the owner and restaurant managers, as well as its appearance on a variety of Japanese television dramas. In OzzyAwesome’s video, the restaurant manager Yusuke Wakadaisho welcomes everyone including foreigners to eat and enjoy the tuna experience his restaurant provides.

A lover of hip hop and electronic music, Yusuke hopes to lure younger crowds to the restaurant to demonstrate tuna cutting as an art and important part of Japanese culture that should be respected, enjoyed and preserved. If you are in the Asakusabashi area, are looking for some good sashimi and are willing to wait in line then check out Taiko Chaya and all the sashimi you can handle.

Watch the mouthwatering experience below:

By - grape Japan editorial staff.