Packed with almost all of the nutrients required by humans and low in calories to boot, oysters can almost be considered the "milk" of the sea. A food that you should try while the hot weather persists, the oysters in Japan are plump, creamy, and exquisite. Here are some places where you can try the best oysters on offer!
1. Oyster & Spanish Italian Bar Spiral
Using oysters from around the country and vegetables from Kamakura, this is a new style of bar. The chef cooks fresh oysters in various Spanish and Italian styles. From raw oysters to ahijo (cooked in garlic oil), there are a variety of ways to order your oysters, as well as other dishes that are prepared with careful attention to the ingredients.
There are various meat and fish dishes, including [Acqua Pazza] (poached white fish).
Their bagna càuda appetizer lets you truly enjoy the taste of fresh Kamakura vegetables sourced directly from farms.
Oyster & Spanish Italian Bar Spiral
: Dinner 5:00 pm - 4:00 am (L.O. 3:00 am)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 5,000 JPYAccess
: 1 minute walk from Shinsen Station
5-minute walk from Hachiko Exit of Shibuya StationAddress
: 1F, Fukutomi Bldg., 14-2, Maruyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, TokyoMore Details
2. Oyster＆Seafood Lamar de lamere
Try these oysters directly sent from Mie Prefecture and Hokkaido Prefecture, and enjoy the fresh bounty of the sea! They are purchased fresh every day by the owner, so the freshness and umami (Japanese savory taste) of the oysters is incredible. You can enjoy these carefully prepared fresh oysters at reasonable prices without having to do any of the work yourself!
This dish has been made with ingredients selected by the chef, who used to run a wholesale business in Tsukiji.
Homemade sauces and dressings are used on the oysters to bring out the most umami flavor possible.
Oyster＆Seafood Lamar de lamere
: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:45 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)Closed
: Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays
*On these days, it will only be open for group banquet reservationsAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,000 JPYAccess
: 2-minute walk from East Exit of Kanda Station. Head towards Kanda Fureai Street. It is inside the JR Kanda Higashi Matsushita-cho Community Building.Address
: JR Kanda Higashi Matsushita-cho Community Bldg., 49, Kanda, Higashi Matsushita-cho, Chiyoda-ku, TokyoMore Details
3. Kakiya Urara Iidabashi
This restaurant offers over 10 different kinds of oysters. With such an abundant selection, this restaurant prefers to cook the oysters in the style of whatever region they have been sent from. One of the appeals of this restaurant is that you can enjoy not only raw oysters, but also a wide variety of oyster dishes, as well as authentic Japanese cuisine. Patrons even look forward to seeing the final presentation of the dish, which is often plated with a subtle artistic flair.
There are over 25 different oyster dishes to savor.
Their authentic Japanese cuisine that seeks to be appealing to the eyes, as well as the stomach, is one of the charms of this restaurant.
Kakiya Urara Iidabashi
: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
*Closed December 31 - January 4Average price
: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 850 JPYAccess
: 1 minute walk from East Exit or Exit B1 of Iidabashi StationAddress
: B1F, Yasuda Bldg., 1-14, Ageba-cho, Shinjuku-ku, TokyoMore Details
4. kakiya Bar
This restaurant has oysters chosen and brought in from all over the country, offering over 10 different types at all times, and often over 20 when in season! The oysters are paired with wine that complements their flavor, so patrons can enjoy the combination of wine and oyster! Why not try this fashionable place when dining out in Kagurazaka?
The [Kaki Fry and Oven Yaki] is paired with a variety of colorful sauces.
Enjoy this blissful moment in a fashionable restaurant with oysters and wine.
: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 10:50 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAccess
: 3-minute walk from West Exit or Exit B3 of Iidabashi Station. It is on the corner of Matsuya on Waseda Street.Address
: 2F, Alpha Town, Kagurazaka Bldg., 2-9, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, TokyoMore Details
5. TOKYO OYSTER BAR Shirokane Branch
Enjoy an abundance of oysters and wine at this long-established oyster bar. Aside from raw oysters from Japan, the restaurant also gathers good quality French and American oysters when they are in season. When dining here, you can look forward to discovering where in the world the oysters have come from!
There's a profusion of wine, along with fresh raw oysters.
The dishes made by the chef, who honed his skills in Italy, are also recommended.
TOKYO OYSTER BAR Shirokane Branch
Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Beginning and end of the year
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Exit 3 of Shirokane-takanawa Station. Head straight down Route 305 and you will find it on the right-hand side.
Address: 1-29-14, Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo
This restaurant specializes in creative Japanese cuisine, along with fresh oysters paired with carefully selected sake (Japanese alcohol). The oysters have been sent directly from all over Japan. If you eat them raw, the umami flavor of the oysters explodes in your mouth! You may also find it pleasant to try the oysters with their recommended sake or wine pairings. This restaurant is open late into the night, so those popping in on their way home from work are also welcome.
The combination of the vivid color and the scent of foie gras in the [Foie Gras Chawanmushi] (savory egg custard) is jaw-droppingly good.
They also serve rice dishes that use oysters. Why not try some for tonight's dinner?
: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 4:00 am (L.O. 3:00 am) *L.O. for course menus is 12:00 am
[Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 5,500 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY *Various dishes are only available on weekdays, such as the [Torotoro Oyako-don] (700 JPY) and [Kakigozen] (1,500 JPY)Access
: 3 minutes from Shibuya Mark City. Go around the side of the police station across the street, and you'll find it on the first floor of the building around the Family Mart in front.Address
: 6-3-102, Maruyama-machi, Shibuya-ku, TokyoMore DetailsMore Details
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