Food and Drinks

[Tokyo] Oyakodon Senmonten Marukatsu (親子丼専門店 〇勝): Ginza’s Premier Oyakodon Destination

Ginza’s Hidden Gem: Marukatsu – Unparalleled Oyakodon Delights

Nestled in the bustling heart of Ginza’s central avenue, Marukatsu is a hidden gem among the city’s many restaurants. A sister store of East Ginza’s renowned yakitori spot, Birdhouse Marukatsu, the cozy eatery can be found by ascending a narrow staircase to the second floor. Inside, just eight seats at the counter offer a front-row view of the owner skillfully preparing meals.

One of the restaurant’s must-try dishes is the oyakodon – a comforting bowl of chicken and egg over rice. Diners can choose between a savory soy sauce broth or a more traditional salt-based version. Both options boast a mouthwatering aroma and a visually pleasing presentation, making it clear that the dish will be delicious even before taking a bite.

The ingredients in the oyakodon are carefully selected, with the pure Nagoya Cochin chicken being the star of the dish. This unique type of chicken is known for its elasticity and perfect egg-yolk consistency, which when paired with the chicken’s chewiness, creates an unparalleled harmony of flavors. Every aspect of the dish, from the broth and seasoning to the chicken and egg, is crafted with the utmost attention to detail, resulting in a truly delectable oyakodon.

Though the restaurant may get crowded at times, it’s worth the wait to experience the culinary delights that Marukatsu has to offer.

  • Name: Oyakodon Senmonten Marukatsu
  • Address: 4-4-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
  • Phone: +81-(0)3-3567-8080
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday: 11:00 – 22:30 / Sunday: 11:00 – 21:30
  • Closed On: Wednesdays and Third Thursday of Each Month
  • Number of Seats: 8
  • Budget: – JPY1,500 
  • Payment Options: Cash Only

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