Updated: March 08, 2019
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Ryujinmaru: Warayaki (Straw Fire Cooking) Izakaya In Okachimachi, Tokyo!

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Ryujinmaru is a rare kind of izakaya specializing in fish cooked briefly over a straw fire. It's definitely worth the try if you haven't already! Warayaki gives the pieces of sashimi a nice wooden sent.

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Ryujinmaru Izakaya

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Warayaki Sakaba Ryujinmaru is located at a 1-minute walk from Okachimachi station in the Ueno area. The specialty here is "warayaki", which is a cooking technique that consists of using a straw fire to cook bonito.
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The brief but strong straw flame gives the fish a distinctive woody fragrance and the cooking itself is really interesting to look at while you're enjoying your meal.

You have to try warayaki-cooked fish!

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The warayaki bonito, which is the signature dish of the restaurant, is ¥790. You cannot leave the place without trying it. The fire is so strong that even people walking outside stop at the window of the restaurant to look at it.
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The fish is then cut in bite-sized pieces as soon as it is cooked which only takes an instant. The outer part is well-cooked whereas the inside is still raw.
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You enjoy warayaki bonito simply salted with some Japanese ginger, leek and garlic. The fresh combination is perfect with the fish.
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Bonito is not the only fish you can have warayaki. Try the assortment set for ¥1,890. It includes salmon, octopus, Japanese amberjack, etc. This item is highly recommended if you go in a group.

Delectable chicken and motsunabe also served

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If you want to try something other than fish, then the restaurant recommends its juicy spicy chicken (¥890).
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It's so flavourful and fragrant with plenty of garlic and Japanese hot spices. The crispy spice toppings with the tender chicken are the perfect combination of textures.
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This is a staple at Japanese izakayas. It's a motsunabe, which is a hot pot of innards. The fresh meat is produced domestically. This is a popular item to share in a group too.
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All these food go wonderfully well with Japanese sake, and they have a great selection for you to enjoy.

Laslty...

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For a healthy delicious dinner in Okachimachi near Ueno, make sure to give Ryujinmaru a try. You'll love the atmosphere as much as the food!
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Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.

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