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Top 10 Tokyo Foods You Must Try

Nice culinary experience in Tokyo

By Deji AkomolafePublished about a month ago 3 min read

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is what I will call a culinary paradise as it always catch the attention of travelers from around the world with its delicious cuisines.

Tokyo has enough cuisine options for travelers to choose from and will give you that memory you will keep for years.
That is why I have written this blog post to guide you into the top 10 must-try foods in Tokyo.

My list of top 10 foods in Tokyo.


Sushi is a Japanese cuisine, consists of cooked rice with vinegar and fish or seafood, often raw.
Tokyo is where you can get some of the freshest and most exquisite sushi in the world and Tokyo is often refered to as the birth place of Sushi.
What you should know is there are thousands of sushi restaurants in Tokyo. So even if you visit a sushi restaurant a day for a year, which is 365, you still have other thousands you haven't tried.
Just so you know, Sushi restaurants call their style “Edomae,” and it means fish caught from the Tokyo Bay.


Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup. Once a simple street food, it’s now become a.
Ramen consist of three major elements, broth, noodles and toppings like fried veggies, sliced meat and sheets of seaweed.

Ramen was once a street food before being considered is intercontinental dish.
Ramen gives you the combined savoury flavours of meat, chicken and/or fish with a salty sauce


Tempura is a classic Japanese dish consisting of seafood, vegetables, and mushrooms has beenlightly battered and deep fried to give a crisy coating. Tempura has different variants which are made with soda water, baking soda, cornstarch, potato starch, or rice flour to make the texture more crispy.


Takoyaki is a popular Tokyo's street food and it consist of octopus balls that are cooked to perfection in a special molded pan. Takoyaki is topped with a mixture of sweet and tangy sauces, mayonnaise, and bonito flakes, making it a little bit savory and a little bit sweet,
Takoyaki is usually crispy on the outside, and creamy on the inside.

Wagyu Beef:

Wagyu beef is native to Japan. Wagyu' refers to all Japanese beef cattle, where 'Wa' means Japanese and 'gyu' means cow.
Nutritionally speaking, wagyu has a high concentration of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and more monounsaturated fats than any other beef.
Wagyu beef is considered expensive owing to its unique taste, texture, tenderness and nutritional value.


Okonomiyaki which literally means 'grilled as you like it', is a popular pan-fried dish that consists of batter and cabbage , a savory pancake that's customizable with a set of ingredients such as cabbage, seasoned flour, pork, seafood, and noodles.
Okonomiyaki has a delightfully complex flavor that is sweet, spicy (from pickled ginger), savory, and smoky. It has a delicious crispy, creamy texture.


tonkatsu, a Japanese dish is a fried pork cutlet which is usually thick slices of pork that are breaded and deep fried

Tonkatsu can be served with tangy tonkatsu sauce and with a side of shredded cabbage.
Tonkatsu tastes crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

Matcha Desserts:

Matcha Desserts consist of the vibrant green tea powder in a variety of treats such as soft serve ice cream, fluffy pancakes, and delicate cakes.
It has a unique, slightly bitter taste that is often described as earthy or grassy.
Matcha, compared to any other green tea, richer and more full-bodied.

Yakitori is from the Japanese words yaki (grill) and tori (chicken) and it literally means grilled chicken and it's a type of skewed chicken.
Apart from chicken, you can use other varieties of meat, including beef and pork.
You can cook it with either sweet soy sauce or just salt

It can be enjoyed as a quick snack or as part of a leisurely meal with drinks.


Taiyaki is a Japanese fish-shaped cakes filled with sweet fillings such as red bean paste, custard, or chocolate. Taiyaki can either be enjoyed fresh off the griddle or as a portable snack to-go.
The outside has a tastes that matches a cake and a waffle, with a deliciously chewy batter that's crisp on the outside

Next time you visit Tokyo or you're there already, these tips should guide in choosing from the top cuisines Tokyo has to offer you.


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  • Ameer Bibiabout a month ago

    That's was so amazing I think the most wanted is sushi

  • Allwyn Roman Waghelaabout a month ago

    Sushi, Ramen and Tempura are some of my favourites

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