Expect the best cost performance! Introducing a restaurant in central Tokyo offering fresh seafood at reasonable prices
Located 5 minutes on foot from subway Mita Station, “Mita Gyokai Center,” which is commonly called “Mita-gyo,” is a place where you can enjoy fresh seafood at reasonable prices.
From subway Akabanebashi Station near Tokyo Tower, we walked to the restaurant away from Tokyo Tower. Since you can feel the powerful presence of Tokyo Tower as one of the symbols of Tokyo close-up, this route to get to the restaurant is recommended.
Go around a bit to the back of the main street, Mita-dori, and you will find the restaurant. Right away you can spot the unique exterior with drawings of fish.
As soon as we were seated, we started ordering oysters, clams, and abalones. A restaurant worker fished them up from the huge fish tank inside the restaurant. The smell of the sea whets the appetite.
At this restaurant, you cook your own seafood, making it even more fun to eat. Restaurant workers kindly support you with hints for how to cook and eat delicious seafood, so you don’t have to worry about cooking by yourself.
The strainer is placed on top to prevent splashing.
The scallop is big, plump, and very juicy. With a few drops of soy sauce, it tastes even better!
Next, we ordered a whole grilled squid, one of the signature dishes of this restaurant. It is too big to fit on a plate and has a thick flesh with a nice and firm texture. It is really filling! We will definitely order it again!
Cook the squid liver at the same time to enjoy as a dip, so the flesh will taste even better.
You can keep drinking with this dish!
Of course, there are lots more other dishes than hamayaki-style dishes. The assorted sashimi with fresh seafood directly from Tsukiji market is so colorful that you can see how fresh they are.
Grilled pickled saba mackerel is great to eat only with wasabi, no soy sauce. It is very delicious.
Fresh oysters are from various locations, so you can enjoy different sizes, textures, and tastes to compare them. Salt and lemon enhance the umami taste.
Umesuisho (strips of shark cartilage served with dried plum) looks beautiful and tastes great, making a perfect accompaniment for alcohol.
In addition to seafood, various dishes such as karaage (deep-fried chicken), French fries, ramen, and fried rice are also available, so you can enjoy the restaurant even if you are not really into seafood.
Another feature of this restaurant is self-served drinks. For a very reasonable price of 390 yen per 30 minutes, you can drink alcoholic beverages and soft drinks as much as you want. Further, happy hour is from 17:00 to 20:00, where all-you-can-drink is 10 yen per minute. So, even if you keep drinking for 2 hours, it is only 1,200 yen! It is a great system for big drinkers.
You can pour beer beautifully with a push of a button.
Create a special drink for yourself. The glass with a character is cute.
Shochu with green teaBe surprised! The arajiru soup with yellowtail is available as much as you want. The arajiru, which was simmered for a long time, offers rich umami and flavor of fish.
A plentiful variety of shochu and sake is available along with seafood, so you can spend a happy time. With an all-you-can-drink service, you probably cannot help drinking a bit too much.
Since the neighborhood area has many embassies, not only Japanese but also people of various nationalities come to this restaurant. You can have a full-fledged hamayaki-style BBQ party right in central Tokyo. Currently, it is also open for lunch, offering various kinds of ramen.
Oyster-based ramen (880 yen)
With a bottle of disinfectant solution at each table, the restaurant offers thorough measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection.
We left the restaurant and enjoyed the close-up view of Tokyo Tower again!
Mita Gyokai Center
Address: 5-16-13 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 min. walk from Mita Sta. (Subway) or Tamachi Sta. (JR). 10 min. walk from Akabanebashi Sta. (Subway)
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*The information herein is as of March 2021.