Katsuhei, Tsukiji

Our friend brought us here. This was the first place where I realized I understood nothing about Japanese addresses. We found it by the three pigs.

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She must know me well, as they have lots of good fried goodness.

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I like tonkatsu, and this was fried well. The pork cutlet was normal in flavor and quality; what I liked about it was the flakiness and the fried texture.

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I would go back if I was near.

Katsuhei
7-11-7 Tsukiji
Chuo 104-0045, Tokyo

Sushi Dai, Tsukiji

I suffered in the cold through a 3-hour wait (5am to 8am). I’m not planning on doing this again, as the sushi wasn’t worth that length of line-standing.

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Definitely more tourists than locals. Probably because there are online / English resources available that talk about it and over-hyped it up. This explains the long line.

The chefs placed the sushi directly onto a countertop that they wipe clean after each piece and before each customer sits down.

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The sushi was normal, but not special. This makes me think that the fish & sushi available in SF is similar in quality as Tsukiji…

The miso soup was memorable with its rich meaty flavor, likely due to its bits of fish meat & bones. Never had a miso soup this good! Awesome.

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The tea was served too hot. Fortunately the cup let all the heat out, so I knew to wait to avoid burning my tongue.

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Sushi Dai
6 Chome-27-1
Tsukiji, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0045
Japan