Some international tourists whom I met said that their favorite Japanese food is Karaage.
I wonder if fried chicken is well known around the world. Some say that the Japanese fried chicken tastes different from other ones. Also Japanese Karaage is more delicious.
I guess it's more delicious because of Japanese ingredients such as soy-sauce, sake, and so on. Also the Japanese one is usually marinated longer with seasonings for hours.
I recommend a restaurant chain KARAYAMA からやま specializes in Karaage (deep fried chicken).
Set meal of KARAYAMA
Karayama teishoku からやま定食
590 yen (637 yen including tax)
* At Shinbashi 新橋 branch in Tokyo, it cost 650 yen including tax.
2 kinds of sauces are served. I prefer the left one which has garlic flavor.
KARAYAMA's miso soup is unique. Shaved Konbu (dried kelp) is in it.
Tea is free refill.
Crispy and juicy!
Sesame dressing, mayonnaise, pickles and so on are prepared on the table.
Pickles of semi-dried Daikon radish
割干大根漬 Wariboshi daikonzuke
* Free of charge
イカの塩辛 Ikano shiokara
* It is free of charge. I have heard that, at some of the restaurants, it is not available such as Shinbashi 新橋 branch in Tokyo.
Ikano shiokara matches rice! Tasty!
Although, some kids and foreigners don't like this type of food.
Their restaurants use the meal ticket system or the table order system. It depends on the restaurant.
When you are ordering a set meal or hand the ticket to the staff, please feel free to ask for a large serving of rice. (No extra charge)
Gohan oomori ご飯大盛 (Large rice)
- No service fee / No cover charge
- No smoking
Shinbashi 新橋 branch
Picture menu is available.
The menu of Shinbashi 新橋 branch is different. Click
on the menu page. And they use the meal ticket machine in Japanese. Don't worry. The staff will help you.
All picture were taken at Adachi Shikahama 足立鹿浜 branch. It is not situated downtown and sightseeing area in Tokyo.