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  • "Restaurants for cheat-days" Special by Editor-in-Chief Marei
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We introduce attractive spots in Chiyoda Ward chosen by Editor-in-Chief Marei: 

A cheat day - as you might know - is a day when you can eat whatever you want and have a little break of dieting. If you want to fill your belly and eat some hearty foods, there are several restaurant that you should definitely visit. In this feature article, I will introduce delicious restaurants offering gyoza, ramen, okonomiyaki and tonkatsu pork cutlet that I, Marei, discovered in Tokyo.

Tokyo Ramen StreetWelcome to ramen noodle paradise!

Tokyo Ramen Street

"Tokyo Ramen Street", located in the Tokyo Station “Tokyo Station First Avenue” underground shopping mall at the Yaesu Exit of Tokyo Station, brings together famous ramen stores from all over Japan. It is a popular spot for ramen fans to gather, as there are limited edition menus available only here.

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    “Yarisugi Niboshi Ramen DX” at “Tonkotsu Ramen Oreshiki Jun”

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    “Shio Ramen Hirugaomori” at “Hirugao”

The ramen restaurants on “Tokyo Ramen Street” include various ramen types: niboshi (= dried small sardines) ramen, classic chuka soba, tsukemen (dipping style), shio ramen, tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen, miso ramen, seafood ramen. In addition, there is one limited-time “local ramen” restaurant that changes once in 100 days.
With so many ramen restaurants to choose from, you can always find one that suits your mood. From unique soups to special spices and side dishes, the variety is endless. Some people even try to visit all the restaurants on the street! If you are very hungry, you might be able to eat at two or more restaurants in one day. To experience the wide variety of Japanese ramen, please stop by at "Tokyo Ramen Street" and find your favourite type of ramen noodle soup!

 Tokyo Ramen Street

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Address First Avenue Tokyo Station B1, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business Hour 店舗により、営業時間が異なります。

Kanda Gyoza Main Store (Tenko Gyoza Bo)Try out different types of gyoza dumplings!

“Kanda Gyoza Main Store”

With a history of over 60 years, “Kanda Gyoza Main Store” is a well-known gyoza dumplings restaurant in the area. The restaurant offers 7 kinds of gyoza. The motto of “Kanda Gyoza Main Store” is to provide safe dumplings. Therefore, the restaurant is very particular about the ingredients.

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    These are the restaurant’s famous “kurobuta pork dumplings”. So big and super juicy!

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    "Suigyoza": Boiled dumplings in a soup. Such a gentle taste!

In addition to fried (and then steamed) gyoza, which is the mainstream in Japan, Chinese-style boiled dumplings are also on the menu. The specialty kurobuta gyoza is crispy and fragrant with fresh highland cabbage, healthy kurobuta pork, garlic chives, and chewy wrappers. "Kanda Gyoza Main Store" allows you to eat and compare various kinds of delicious dumplings according to your taste. For gyoza-lovers, this is heaven!!

 Kanda Gyoza Main Store (Tenko Gyoza Bo)

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Address 1-4 Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
TEL 03-3292-5965
Business Hour 月曜日~金曜日 11:30~22:30(L.O22:00) 土日祝日 11:30~19:30(L.O19:00)

DekunobouCreate your own "Japanese pizza" okonomiyaki!

The popular restaurant is located near Kanda station and has a painting of a humungous octopus on its wall.

Located in the famous bar quarter Kanda with unique restaurants and bars, "Dekunobou" is a restaurant where you can bake "okonomiyaki" and "takoyaki" yourself.

Dekunobo offers “Osaka-style” okonomiyaki. In general, there are two types of okonomiyaki. “Hiroshima-style”, where the ingredients are layered and baked on top of each other, and “Osaka-style”, where all ingredients are mixed first and then and baked like pancakes. When ordering, don’t forget to tell the staff that you want to prepare the food yourself, otherwise, the okonomiyaki might come already cooked.

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    The result might not look like very professional, but it's so much fun to bake the okonomiyaki yourself!

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    The baked okonomiyaki is crispy on the outside and (thanks to the yam in the batter) fluffy on the inside – the chewy texture is irresistible!

If you want to eat at a typical local Japanese restaurant, why don’t you try teppanyaki dishes at “Dekunobou” in front of Kanda Station?


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Address 3-18-7 Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
TEL 03-3254-9044

Kanda Ponchi-kenEat pork cutlet chosen by the Bib Gourmand Guide!

Kanda Ponchi-ken

Kanda Ponchi-ken offers filet and loin cutlets. The restaurant has been choosen 6 years in a row by the Michelin Bib Gourmand Guide Tokyo.
There are two types of filet and loin cutlets, “jo” and “toku,” respectively, that differ in the origin of the meat. The “toku” (= special) cutlet is made with high-quality pork from Okinawa that has a strong flavor, while the “jo” (= great) cutlet is made with pork from Mexico.
Kanda Ponchi-ken is particularly meticulous about the breading and uses large, fluffy “fresh breadcrumbs” that have less sugar and salt. Moreover, the oil used at Kanda Ponchi-ken is a blend of sesame oil and corn oil, resulting in lighter and crispier tonkatsu than those fried in lard and less rich.

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    "toku" loin cutlet

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    Use the various spices to taste differtent flavors!

The tonkatsu itself is simply exquisite, and the retro atmosphere of the restaurant creates a warm and inviting ambiance. If you're looking for an unforgettable culinary experience in Japan, Ponchi-ken in Kanda is an absolute must-visit.

 Kanda Ponchi-ken

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Address Ougi Building 1F, 2-8 Kanda Ogawamachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
TEL 03-3293-2110
Business Hour 月〜土 <ランチ>11:15-14:00 (L.O. 13:30) <ディナー>17:30-21:00 (L.O. 20:30)




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