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[Tokyo] Best Chanko Nabe Restaurants in Tokyo


Saganobori (相撲茶屋 佐賀昇) 

Saganobori (相撲茶屋 佐賀昇), located near the Shinbashi Enbujo Theater, is a five-minute walk from Higashi Ginza Station. The owner of Saganobori is a former sumo wrestler. His passion and commitment to chanko- nabe can be felt through the taste of his offerings. At Saganobori there are only three types of flavors to choose from: salt, soy sauce and chige. For first time visitors, the restaurant recommends you order the salted chanko-nabe. Try adding yuzu kosho (citrus chili paste) to the soup to enrich the flavor.   

  • Name: Saganobori (相撲茶屋 佐賀昇)
  • Address: 7-18-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
  • Phone: +81-(0)3-3545-1233
  • Hours: 17:00 – 23:00
  • Closed On: Sundays and National Holidays (October to June) / Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays (June to September)
  • Number of Seats: 150
  • Budget: Lunch: – JPY2,000 / Dinner: – JPY8,000
  • Payment Options: Credit Cards Accepted
  • Official Website (Japanese Only): 

Kawasaki (ちゃんこ川﨑)

Established in 1937, Kawasaki (ちゃんこ川崎) is a pioneer restaurant that first introduced the “chanko” eaten by sumo wrestlers to the general public. One of the most popular dishes is chicken chanko, known as “soppu-taki.” The soup, which is cooked for six hours using fresh chicken stock, is seasoned with a soy sauce base. The ingredients such as chicken, vegetables, fried tofu, and shirataki noodles are carefully prepared to make a nutritious masterpiece. Enjoy the warm hospitality of a family business in a traditional Japanese architectural structure that was rebuilt soon after the war.

  • Name: Kawasaki (ちゃんこ川崎)
  • Address: 2-13-1 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
  • Phone: +81-(0)3-3631-2529
  • Hours: 17:00 – 22:00 (Monday through Friday) / 17:00 – 21:30 (Saturday)
  • Closed On: Sundays and National Holidays
  • Number of Seats: 40
  • Budget: Dinner: – JPY6,000
  • Payment Options: Cash Only
  • Official Website (Japanese Only):

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