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Tokyo downtown's favourite "Monja Yaki" of Tsukishima

Tokyo downtown's favourite "Monja Yaki" of Tsukishima
Monja Yaki is a famous downtown local food, originating from a Japanese sweets "Funo Yaki" eaten in 1600s, which was modified along with time. Today we will introduce you to 6 of the best Monja Yaki restaurant, enjoy the local taste!
(Updated on: Mar 12, 2017)

Tokyo downtown's favourite "Monja Yaki" of Tsukishima
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[Seafood Monja, Moheji]
Established in 1871, this historical store is located in Tsukiji (fish market) so Moheji will sure to satisfy the seafood lovers. Popular menu is "Mentai Mochi Cheese", which has one whole cod roe in the mix. Stock contains mixture of 5 sources including Bonito and Sea Kelp, adding extra seafood flavour to the Monja.
Opening hours: 11:00 - 23:00
Tokyo | 3 Chome-16-9 Tsukishima, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0052
[Monja Kondou, Honten]
Established in 1950, Monja Kondou started as a local lolly shop. There are over 90 menus, so it will be hard to decide on one. Popular menu is "Mochi Cheese Mentai Monja" or "Kimchi Pork Monja". There are many more unique menu for you to try as well.
Opening hour: Mon - Fri, 17:00 - 22:00 (Last order-21:30), Weekend and Public holiday, 12:00 - 22:00 (Last order-21:30)
Tokyo | 3 Chome-12-10 Tsukishima, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0052
Tokyo downtown's favourite "Monja Yaki" of Tsukishima
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[Monja Kura]
Popular menu is Kura's original "Cream Monja". Although cream make it sound pretty full on, it is surprisingly light tasting menu. Another recommendation is white sauce based "Clam Chowder". You can be sure to find weird and wonderful flavoured Monja here.
Opening hours: 11:00 - 23:00 (Last order-22:30)
Tokyo | 3 Chome-9-9 Tsukishima, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0052
Tokyo downtown's favourite "Monja Yaki" of Tsukishima
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[Monja Maguro-Ya, Honten]
As the name suggest, this place is famous for their Maguro (Tuna) topping Monja. If you love seafood, this place is a must try, as the restaurant sources their fresh seafood from Tsukiji market. Also there are many side menus such as "Tuna Jaw Sashimi" for you to enjoy.
Opening hours: 11:30 - 23:00 (Last order-22:15)
Tokyo | 3 Chome-7-4 Tsukishima, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0052
Tokyo downtown's favourite "Monja Yaki" of Tsukishima
Source: favy.me
[Monja Tsukushiya]
This is one of famous Monja restaurant in Tsukishima. Popular menu is "Pickled plum, Shiso, Radish Monja", , it is refreshingly light tasting menu. There are many other fun menus to try such as"Dry noodle Monja", "Nattou Monja", "Raw calamari Monja"
Opening hours: Mon - Fri, 17:00 - 23:30 (Last order-23:30), Weekend and Public holiday, 12:00 - 23:30 (Last order-23:00)
Tokyo | 3 Chome-16-10 Tsukishima, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0052
[Monja Kurumi]
Ranked number one as best Monja restaurant. Favourite is "Sweet Prawn Monja", you can be sure to enjoy the taste of the sweet prawn. Examples of other menus arev"Tuna Tomato Cheese Monja", "Pickled plum Dry anchovy Monja" etc.
Opening hours: Tues - Fri, 18:00 - 22:00, Weekend and Public holiday, 17:00 - 22:00
Closed: Monday
Tokyo | 3 Chome-8-5 Tsukishima, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0052
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