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“Spicy” is a relatively new taste in the Japanese kitchen. It was introduced into Japanese culture through other countries food cultures, like Indian, Thai, and Korean food. There are many dimensions to define “Spiciness,” so here are some spicy dishes bringing out its Savory Spiciness unique to its taste! Enjoy!
1. Dragon Sundubu Aoyama
It is calming and soothing comforting food yet energizing. The Korean soup dish with tofu, Sundubu is the specialty of this restaurant. [Dragon Sundubu Aoyama], located at Aoyama, offers 15 different kinds of Sundubu dish. It is hot and spicy food that energizing yet warm and calming comfort food at the same time. If you like watching sports game, it is a great idea to visit after the ball game since it is close to the baseball and rugby game stadiums.
The restaurant’s most popular menu is [Dragon Sun Jige] contains many ingredients and satisfy you.
Dragon Sun Jigae made with -Tofu, egg, clams, pork back ribs, green onion, shrimp, squid, scallops, chicken, mincemeat (of chicken called Nagoya Cochin), and cod roe.
Fully enjoy the savory taste comes out of the ingredients.
Dragon Sundubu Aoyama
Open: Lunch 11:30am- 3:00pm (last order 2:30pm) / Dinner 5:30pp- 11:00pm (last order 10:30pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: One minute walk from exit 3 of Gaienmae station on the Ginza line, in direction of Jingu Stadium.
Address: 2-7-29 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
2. NO SPICE, NO LIFE. Kabuki-cho branch
As the Name of the restaurant implies, you will find some tasty food with lots of spices at this restaurant located in Kabukicho, the night district of Tokyo. It may be a great idea just to walk around to observe the city and people, or how about going to the Samurai museum, the Godzilla Head, and then go to eat delicious Spicy food at “No spice, No life.” They offer modern Korean dish [Cheese Dak Galbi]. Cheese dak galbi is a trendy Korean dish, now it is very popular among young Japanese. Enjoy carefully charcoal-grilled pure Nagoya Chocin Chicken and vegetables with a sweet and spicy taste, mixing with rich cheese.
[Cheese Dak Galbi] Enjoy tasting in as many as 1 million ways.
You can freely customize the ingredients, vegetables, and cheese. You will surely be able to find your favorite cheese dak galbi.
NO SPICE, NO LIFE. Kabuki-cho branch
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 0:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Access: 5 minutes walk from the east exit of [Shinjuku Station] on JR Yamanote Line. Immediately from the north exit of [Seibu Shinjuku Station] on Seibu Shinjuku Line. On the first floor of the building
Address: 1F, Daiki Bldg., 2-45-7, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map)
3. Todaimon Takkanmari Ichigaya branch
Despite of the location, is at the out of the major station, this restaurant is famous among famous Korean actors and K-pop stars and visited by many Korean icons because of its quality taste. This restaurant’s specialty is "takanmari," a Korean-style stewed chicken that is not spicy. Yet, they have a special dish hidden best-recommended dish, Yangnyeom Chicken, which goes perfect with Beer.
Yangnyeom Chicken, (Gochujang Flavor) - an addictive spiciness Seasoned with our gochujang, which is home made, this dish's spicy flavor goes fabulously with a beer. Whole bird: 2780JPY, half bird 1580JPY
If you love Buffalo Wing, then I bet it is worth trying their Yangnyeom Chicken.
Todaimon Takkanmari Ichigaya branch
Open: [Weekdays/Saturdays/holidays/days before holidays] Lunch: 11:30-14:30 (last order 14:00) / Dinner: 17:00-23:00 (last order 22:30). *Last order for food is at 22:00.
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 850 JPY
Access: 3 minutes by foot upon alighting at Ichigaya station on the Toei Shinjuku line/7 minutes by foot upon alighting at Ichigaya station on the JR Chuo line and Sobu line.
Address: Maison de Charroux B1F, Kudanminami 4-7-22, Chiyoda, Tokyo (Map)
4. Yakiniku 291 Nikuichi
Around Shin-Okubo station is a famous Korean town in Tokyo. [Yakiniku 291 Nikuichi] is at a 2-minute walk from the Shin-Okubo Station. It is offering proud high-quality 5-A grade wagyu yakiniku at a reasonable price with the owner’s strong passion, "as many people as possible to try extremely high-quality Wagyu beef." There is no need to explain that their Yakiniku is excellent. However, there is one more special dish that we would like to recommend to you; the spicy noodle, unique and original to this restaurant.
[Kalbi Umen] (soup noodles with spare ribs) Umami flavor stands out in the midst of all the spiciness! This is a deliciously flavorful dish that combines chewy Sanuki udon with the restaurant's signature slow-cooked, extremely spicy spare rib soup. The balance between the flavorful soup, noodles, and vegetables is just excellent!
Yakiniku 291 Nikuichi
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm *May close earlier as the number of dishes served during lunch are limited.[Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Access: 2-minute (232m) walk from Shin-Okubo Station on the JR Yamanote Line. From the station, head west and turn north upon reaching the first corner.
Address: 2-5-1, Hyakunin-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map)
5. Sumibi Yakiniku KOMA GINZA
Some of you may know, some may not. Gejang, the Korean traditional dish fermented raw blue crabs. It is highThere are one seasoned with soy sauce, and one seasoned with spicy yangnyeon. It is considered a luxury delicacy. How about trying this youngnyon gejang at the high-end yakiniku restaurant?
This is a Yakiniku restaurant using high-quality ingredients, like Matsuzaka beef. Along with quality wagyu yakiniku, try some homemade gejang.
Sumibi Yakiniku KOMA GINZA
Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:00 am) [Saturday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 0:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY
Access: 4 minutes walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station. After turning right at Ginza Rokuchome Intersection on Chuo-dori street, immediately turn left. On the opposite side of [Ginza Green]
Address: 8F, GINZA 777 ADC Bldg., 7-7-7, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Located at a 2-minute walk from Ebisu station, “Rajapruk,” will take you to the culinary journey to Thai, the tropical Asian country. This Thai restaurant is offering the authentic Thai food cooked by a skilled Thai chef who is dedicated to bring out the real taste of authentic Thai cuisine. Their signature Thai salad, “Som Tam” is spicy and tasty, must eat dish. Yet, anything you order will satisfy your taste buds.
You'll get hooked on the spiciness of our minced meat salad "Laab Moo"
A minced pork salad with rice. With a delicious texture, the coriander and purple onions give it a refreshing taste.
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 - 15:30 (last order 15:00) / Dinner 17:00 - 00:00 (last order 23:00) (last order for drinks 23:30) [Sunday, national holidays] Normal hours 12:00 - 21:00 (last order 20:00) (last order for drinks 23:30)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,100 JPY
Access: A 2-minute walk from the west exit of Ebisu station on various JR lines, or Ebisu station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya line.
Address: TIMEZONE Komachi Bldg. 3F, 1-4-4 Ebisu Minami , Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Have you visited Hatagaya station? It is just one stop away from Hatsudai Station, where New National Theater Tokyo and Tokyo Opera City is located. Celadon is 4 minutes by foot from Hatagaya Station. Why not visit and walk around the non-touristic town of Tokyo after enjoying the theater?
Black pepper soft-shelled crab - A simulating spiciness and aroma
The heat in this dish is brought out not by chili peppers, but by black peppers. The dish is sprinkled with fried garlic and garnished beautifully with carrots.
Open: [Tuesday-Friday] Lunch: 11:30-14:30 (last order 14:15)/ Dinner: 17:30-23:30 (last order 22:45). [Saturdays/Sundays/holidays] Dinner: 16:30-23:30 (last order 22:45).
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 4 minutes by foot upon alighting from Hatagaya station or Sasazuka station on the Keio New Line
Address: VORT Hatagaya Building (formerly known as GS Main Building) 1F, Hatagaya 1-8-3, Shibuya, Tokyo (Map)
8. Ginza Koharebiyori
If you talk about the spicy food, do not forget about “Unique Szechuan Mapo tofu (tofu with mince and eggplant)” at [Ginza Koharebiyori] located in Ginza. Their Mapo Tofu (tofu and minced meat in a spicy sauce), which is spicy, but full of flavor! If you take one bite, there's no doubt that you will be hooked.
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 12:00pm-2:30pm (last order 2:00pm)
Dinner 6:00pm-10:30pm (last order 9:30pm)
[Saturdays & Holidays] Dinner: 6:00pm-9:30pm (last order: 8:30pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 6,500 JPY / [Lunch] 3,500 JPY
Access: Going toward Shinbashi from the intersection of Showa-dori and Shinkyobashi intersection, turn right down the first alleyway. The entrance is a wooden lattice doorway.
Address: Kagayaki Bldg. B1F , 1-15-8 Ginza , Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
9. Sha Tom Yum Kung Pochana
This restaurant is located in Ueno, the must-visit town in Tokyo. After a long museum day in the Ueno, how about a spicy Thai food for your next destination?
Southern Thai curry: "Massaman Curry"
A curry with an exquisite mix of chicken, plenty of vegetables, and just the right amount of heat. A lunch option with salad and dessert is also available.
Sha Tom Yum Kung Pochana
Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, Day Before Holidays, Holidays] Lunch 11:00 - 15:00 (last order 14:30) [Tuesday - Saturday, Day Before Holidays, Holidays] Dinner 17:00 - 23:00 (last order 22:00) [Sunday] Dinner 17:00 - 22:00 (last order 21:00)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: A one-minute walk from JR Ueno Station (exit from the Central Ticket Gate or Shinobazu Exit).
Address: 3F DB Ueno II, 6-16-7 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Map)
10. SIAM BBQ
If you are around Tokyo Station. THAI BBQ “SIAM BBQ” can be your option. Adding to its convenient location, their interior and the authentic Thai cuisine guarantees your satisfaction. With their special barbecued meat, spicy dish [Tom yum motusni] is the special dish you can only eat at “SIAM BBQ].
Enjoy the chemistry between offal meat and tom yum soup - [Tom yum motsuni]
Based on signature Thai cuisine, tom yum soup, meat is simmered until tender. The sour flavor of the soup and the texture of the meat are addictive.
[Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:30
pm Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:15 pm
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Otemachi station A1 exit on Tokyo Metro line / 7 minutes walk from Tokyo station Marunouchi north exit on JR line
Address: 1F, Otemachi Financial City South Tower, 1-9-7, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Map)