Kushikatsu (fried skewer) sounds like a Osaka speciality but I recently saw on the TV that many people came to Tokyo and had Kushikatsu for the first time.
But anyway, Kushiage is thought to be more expensive than Kushikatsu.
I found a restaurant in Ebisu where Kushiage is offered at a reasonable price.
There were many young couples, businessmen, and foreigners.
There are booths, horigotatsu (low table over a hole in the floor), counter-seats and private rooms.
If you choose counter-seats, you get to see the Kushiage being fried in your eyes.
You can order the items separately but I recommend the Omakase course (¥3800 or ¥4800)
Both have 8 Kushiage with a la carte.
You’re stomach will be full after eating Jako-gohan (small fish rice).
I think it’s a good idea to order other a la carte after finishing the course menus.
This is what ¥3800 course look like:
-four seasonal Kushiage
-four special Kushiage
-Small fish rice
Appetizer was crab salad
The waiter brings the ingredients before frying them – foie gras, shrimp, etc…
I got SOOOO excited!!
The batter is so light. I could eat it forever!
This is definitely perfect for foreigners visiting Japan!
I finished off the meal with Jako-gohan (small fish rice)
This only cost ¥3800! What a satisfying meal!
There’s another branch in Nihonbashi as well.
|1-7-13 Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo|
|1-minute from Ebisu Station|
|17:00~26:00 (Sundays 17:00~24:00)|