Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan
Dontaku Tokyo Reviews
Yummy chirashi-sushi in Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market! Oct 11, 2008
Dontaku is a small sushi restaurant located in the inner market area of Tsukiji Fish Market. Primarily serving chirashi-sushi, this small restaurant seats no more than 10 people.
Chirashi-sushi is a bowl of vinegared sushi rice covered with fish and other items. (see photo for example) My order consists of 3 different types of fish. A fellow TB member, Chun, ordered a chirashi-sushi with mostly tuna.
The fish was very fresh, soft and slightly sweet. The vinegared rice complemented the fish just right. And the presentation was just too lovely that I was hesitant to eat it.
They have a limited menu of 15 types of chirashi-sushi, while supplies last. Prices are affordable from 1000yen to 2500yen, and always depend on the type of fish in the dish. (Higher quality fish will always bring up the prices.)
Friendly staff and chef run this sushi bar. They speak little English, but are well-accustomed to tourists as it is in the tourist are aof Tsukiji Fish Market, and only a few doors down to the more well-known sushi bar, Sushi Dai, with a long line and waiting time of more than 90 minutes. (I decided not to wait and tried this little gem of a restaurant instead.)
Part of the The Japan Experience 2008 travel blog
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