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11 selections of Monjayaki in Tsukishima Monja Street

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Speaking of a hot-spot of “Monjayaki”, it is Tsukishima, Tokyo.

Memo

Monjayaki is savory very thin pancake with cabbage and various fillings!

It is not known how to make Monjayaki even to Japanese.

Please check how to make Monjayaki.

In Tsukishima, there are crammed with famous stores of Monjayaki with the history that captivated local customers.

Even among them, there appear new stores one after another.

 

We will introduce you finely selected stores where you can never miss out! and where you can eat “exquisite Monja” in such hot Tsukishima!

Tsukishima Monja Koboreya Musubi

You can taste exquisite Monja in refined space.

Koboreya Monja 1,890 Yen (plus tax).

So abundant is fresh foodstuff that it seems to spill out from a bowl.

 

“Koboreya”, a famous store that serves with confidence Monja that can be said indeed “exquisite”, does not compromise at everything, such as broth, foodstuff, and space.

Such Koboreya opened the new store “Tsukishima Monja Koboreya Musubi” in 2018!

 

Produced by stones and woods a Japanese space as well as counter seats are designed so spaciously that you can enjoy eating with relaxed.

The store uses seafood direct delivered from an intermediate wholesaler of Tsukiji of outstandingly fresh, and agedama (deep-fried doughs) of white sesame oil of the best class, and adjusts flavoring according to kinds of Monja one by one.

Such thoroughness is just amazing.

 

Moreover, line-ups of Japanese sake wine and Shochu (a traditional Japanese distilled spirit) are 58 kinds of finely selected from everywhere nationwide.

Please try enjoying “Monja that exceeded Monja” with luxury alcohol beverages!

It is said that elaborated broth is made by boiling 10 kinds of ingredients for five hours.

 

Relaxed time flows in “Tsukishima Monja Koboreya Musubi” of the  Japanese space that is thorough without compromise.

 

Information

Address: Tsukishima 3-14-2, Chuo-Ward, Tokyo-Metropolitan

Opening hours: From Tue to Fri, the day before holiday: From 5 PM to 12 midnight

Sat: From 12 noon to 3 PM, and from 5 PM to 12 midnight

Sun, holiday: From 12 noon to 3 PM, and from 5 PM to 10 PM.

Holiday: Every Monday

Access: Four-minute walk from the number 10 exit of Tsukishima station of Toei Oedo Line and Tokyo Metro.

Five-minute walk from the A1 exit of Kachidoki station of Toei Oedo Line.

Monja Kura

A reputed Monja store as there are so many customers coming

 

Also in media, often introduced as “the recommended Monja store in Tsukishima” is “Monja Kura“.

If you will speak about Tsukishima monja, it is the famous store that you wish to visit at least once among those famous.

And once you taste it, you become that you cannot help without seeking for it.

That is Monja of “Kura”.

 

The charm is, whatever is said, definite taste and abundant menu!

There are lined up various menus, including of course the classic Monja, “Seafood Special Monja”, and “Cream Monja”.

Even if whatever you choose you can surely enjoy, and that is the quality of “Kura”.

Not only taste but also filling size that makes you very satisfying are very good!

Mentai Shrimp Cream Monja Yen 1,400 (plus tax)

 

Seeking for tasty Monja, many people visit.

“Whenever you go there, customers are waiting.” and “it is no surprise that you will be in line for waiting during lunchtime even on weekdays.” are said…

Information

Address: Tsukishima 3-9-9, Chuo-Ward, Tokyo-Metropolitan

Opening hours: From 11 AM to 11 PM

Holiday: Irregulary close

Access: About a three-minute walk from the number 7 exit of Tsukishima station of Toei Subway Oedo Line and Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line.

Tsukishima Specialty Monja Daruma

A store with elegance renovated an old Japanese traditional folk house of the early Showa.

There are also fulfilled with fruit liquors and cocktails.

If you wish to enjoy Monja in a relaxed mood, feeling the history of Tsukishima, a Tokyo old town, “Tsukishima Specialty Monja Daruma” is recommended.

Inside of the store that is renovated an old Japanese traditional folk house of the early Showa of 1980 years since built has a retro ambiance full of sentiment.

 

There are varieties of food menus abundant, including of course Monja, Okonomiyaki (a savory Japanese pancake), Yakisoba (fried noodles), and Teppanyaki (food grilled on an iron plate).

And, some desserts are made on an iron plate, including Ankomaki (a red bean paste roll) and Chokomaki (a chocolate roll)!

 

What We wish you to enjoy for sure together with Monja is alcoholic beverages.

Japanese sake wine and Shochu (a traditional Japanese distilled spirit) have been finely selected without compromise.

And there are lined up with various kinds, such as a sake wine of elegant taste that is easy to drink even by ladies and a rare sake wine.

Fruit liquors and cocktails, and wines that are finely selected by a sommelier of a supplier are also recommended!

If you ask, it is said that the staff will cook Monja for you!

Elegance of an old Japanese traditional folk house airs inside of the store.

While indulging with finely selected sake wines and monja, it looks that you can be relaxed completely.

 

Information

Address: Tsukishima 3-17-9, Chuo-Ward, Tokyo-Metropolitan

Opening hours: On weekdays from 11:30 AM to 11 PM

On Sat/Sun/holiday from 11 AM to 11 PM

Holiday: Open every day

Access: About a three-minute walk from Tsukishima station of Toei Subway Oedo Line and Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line

Monja Maruta

During weekends, there are always lining customers waiting for their turns.

Superb quality Monja of high customer adoption rate.

 

Located on Tsukishima Monja Street the Fourth Avenue, “Maruta” is a Monja store that attracts eyes with a log-house style appearance.

With a motto of “Enjoy by cooking, and enjoy more by eating”, it is a store that coordinates totally the essences for enjoying “tasteful and joyful Monjayaki”.

 

The feature of monjayaki of “Maruta” that is voluminous with finely selected ingredients and the broth is, of course, satisfying your tongue, but also making you enjoy appearance.

Servings of all the menus are so well arranged that no doubt that you will be excited just by the dish is served, and no doubt it is Instagrammable!

There are many voices of customers from nationwide as it is so “delicious!” that you cannot forget once you eat, and it is said that there are many customers who come from afar for eating Monja of Maruta.

 

Iron plate dishes of finely selected ingredients and finger foods are also must-check, including “Grilled tuna tail directly delivered from Tsukiji (900 Yen excluding tax)” of limited numbers of serving.

Inside the store is very clean, and it is also a point that you cannot miss out that there is a device preventing smells stuck.

Monja of a beautiful serving of Maruta is worth to look and to eat!

What kind of taste is the taste of Maruta?

 

 

Information

Address: Ground floor, Tsukishima 3-17-9, Chuo-Ward, Tokyo-Metropolitan

Opening hours: On weekdays from 11:30 AM to 3 PM/ from 5 PM to 10 PM (Last order at 9:30 PM)

Sat/Sun/holiday from 11:30 AM to 10 PM (Last order at 9:30 PM)

Holiday: Every Tuesday

Access: About a five-minute walk from the number 7 exit, and about a two-minute walk from the number 10 exit of Tsukishima station of Toei Subway Oedo Line and Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line.

Tsukishima Monja Warashibe the main shop

Fully enjoy Monja in a Showa retro space lighted by a warm-colored lighting.

The store’s signature Monja “Warashibe Special” that is used abundant fresh seafood directly delivered from Tsukiji.

 

Tsukishima Monja Warashibe” is a store where you can fully enjoy voluminous Monja of full scale that is used fresh seafood that is delivered from Tsukiji and Japanese broth of a bonito base.

 

Of course, the tastefulness of each Monja, including “Warashibe Special ( 1,580 Yen excluding tax)” that includes shrimp, squid, scallop, octopus, Mentaiko (Spicy salted pollack roe), and cones, but also space, where you can be highly relaxed and comfortable with warm-colored lighting of the concept of the Showa retro and an interior of wood-grain style is the charm.

 

The cleanness of inside of the store is outstanding because the store keeps maintaining cleanness thoroughly as it wishes to sweep away the conventional image of “Monja = inside of the store is greasy”!

 

As the space of private rooms is also prepared, it is said that Japanese  entertainers that are about 300 as the cumulative total numbers also have visited.

It is also featured that customers of couples and ladies are many.

In the same Tsukishima Monja Street, there are also “Tsukishima Monja Warashibe the Second Avenue store” and “Tsukishima Monja Warashibe the Third Avenue store“, and all the stores are equipped with floors that are capable of a party of large numbers of people, like 20 to 30 people.

Emitting lighting of the inside, the store invites you to the warmful and comfortable space.

 

As there are also private room spaces, you can enjoy slowly Monja.

Information

Address: Tsukishima 1-9-8, Chuo-Ward, Tokyo-Metropolitan * There are other two stores in Tsukishima.

Opening hours: On weekdays from 5 PM to 11 PM

Sat/Sun/holiday from 10 AM to 11 PM

Holiday: Closed irregularly

Access: About a minute walk from the 7 exit of Tsukishima station of Toei Subway Oedo Line, and Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line

Bambi the second store

Established in the Showa 36!

You can enjoy various tastes as there are abundant menus.

 

Bambi“, having three stores inside the Tsukishima (the second, the third, and the fourth store) is established in the Showa 36 (1961).

It is a famous store where many regular customers also visit since the Showa time.

 

Charm of Bambi is abundant menus.

As you can enjoy various tastes of Monja, not only the classic sauce flavor, but also miso flavor, salted flavor, bibimbap flavor, and coconut milk flavor, you become wishing to go there any number of times.

Finger foods grilled on an iron plate and desserts are also must-check, including ice cream, anmitsu (a Japanese confectionery that is mitsumame dessert (boiled beans, cubes of agar gelatin, and other delicacies) topped with red bean paste), shaved ice with flavored syrup!

 

Of course Good for a girls-only party and date, and as it is a large store that is capable of reservation of a maximum of 80 people, it is also good for various kinds of parties, etc.

Bambi the second store of which inside is pop and cute with an accent of red.

Information

Address: Tsukishima 3-4-5, Chuo-Ward, Tokyo-Metropolitan

Opening hours: On weekdays from 11:30 AM to 11 PM

On Sat/Sun/holiday from 11 AM to 11 PM

Holiday: Opens everyday

Access: An eight-minute walk from Tsukishima station of Toei Subway Oedo Line and Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line

Okame Hyottoko store

There are many menus that you will be addicted!

A draft beer that is certified as Suntory Premium Malts certified store is also a must-check.

 

Okame” where you can fully enjoy Monja of full scale with abundant ingredients has three stores inside of Tsukishima.

Prepared menus in 11 languages, and equipped with free Wi-Fi, it is a global store that has hot support also from overseas customers!

 

There are many interesting menus, including “Mochi Rice Mentaiko Cheese Monja (Yen 1,600 tax inclusive)” of the classic, the voluminous “Okame Monja (Yen 1,500 tax inclusive)” that topped with fresh squid, octopus, fresh shrimp, cones, and beef, and “Fresh seaweed and Dried coarse fish Monja (Yen 1,200 tax inclusive)” with distinctive fresh flavor like the sea.

 

Exquisite Sakura shrimp (Dried small shrimp) Monja (Yen 1,200 tax inclusive).

It is delicious with broth from abundant sakura shrimp that were caught in Suruga Bay!

 

A placemark is a large signboard.  There is a plate of “Suntory Premium Malts certified store” on the right-hand side of a shop curtain.

Information

Address: Tsukishima 3-8-10, Chuo-Ward, Tokyo-Metropolitan

Opening hours: From 10:30 AM to 3 PM (Last entry at 2 PM)

From 5 PM to 10:30 PM (Last entry at 9:30 PM)

* Opening hours may be changed for future. Please inquire about the details.

Holiday: Every Monday  * If the holiday, opens, and the next Tuesday will be closed. (Busy periods, such as during summer vacation, opens also on Monday.)

Access: A five-minute walk from Tsukishima station of Toei Subway Oedo Line and Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line

Oshio Nagomi store

30 years since establishment.

With a playful mind only in “Oshio“, Monja becomes more fun!

“Oshio” is a famous store of Tsukishima Monja that reaches 30th anniversary since establishment, while keeping “a good old Japanese culture” and “a playful mind“.

Although there are five stores inside of Tsukishima, if you wish to enjoy dining relaxed and with comfort, by all means, please visit the “Oshio Nagomi store”.

 

Calm interior and clean inside of the store are a perfect atmosphere for dating as well as a girls-only party.

Playful mind of “Oshio” remains the same also at Nagomi store!

If combining original ingredients that are not available at others and signature broth, depending on the idea, it is said that the menu can become several hundreds of kinds.

Of course, there are also abundant menus of the classics and Oshio specialty.

 

The inside of Oshio Nagomi store.  It is a space that you can be relaxed with gentle lighting.

 

“Oshio Nagomi store” is located in Monja Street the Second Avenue.

 

Information

Address: Tsukishima 1-21-5, Chuo-Ward, Tokyo-Metropolitan  * There are four sister stores inside of Tsukishima.

Opening hours: From 11 AM to 10 PM

* A sister store “Oshio ima store” (inside of Moon Island Tower) opens until 3 AM.  You can enjoy dining even in late hours.

Holiday: Opens everyday

Access: About a three-minute walk from the 7th exit or the 13th exit of Tsukishima station of Toei Subway Oedo Line and Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line.

Monja Kondo the main store

You can taste the origin of Tsukishima Monja!

Established in the Showa 25, it is the longest standing store in Tsukishima.

 

Speaking of the famous store of Tsukishima Monja, “Monja Kondo“, the name of which is surely be nominated, is the longest standing store in Tsukishima, established in the Showa 25 (1950).

Accumulated long history of reaching almost 70 years, “taste” that was created by a stubborn landlady of a founder still is kept continuously even now.

 

If you wish to fully enjoy the taste that can be said as the origin of “Tsukishima Monja”, “Monja Kondo” is a must-visit store!

There also is a set with all-you-can-drink for 90 minutes and value for money set for a girls-only party with all-you-can-drink for 120 minutes.

You can spend your happy time together with important people while tasting delicious Monja.

Humble appearance and inside of the store are just the same as what an old town traditional atmosphere of Tsukishima is.

Please try experiencing with your mind and body the taste since the past and the atmosphere!

 

The store matches to the streetscape of Tsukishima.  You will be allured to such an atmosphere!

The clean inside of the store.

It is a space where men and women of all ages can spend time comfortably.

Information

Address: Tsukishima 3-12-10, Chuo-Ward, Tokyo-Metropolitan  *There is the second store inside of Tsukishima.

Opening hours: On weekdays from 5 PM to 10 PM

On Sat/Sun/holiday from 11:30 AM to 10 PM (Last order at 9:30 PM)

Holiday: Opens everyday

Access: About an eight-minute walk from the A8 exit of Tsukishima station of Toei Subway Oedo Line and Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line.

Monja Manmaru

A specialized store for all-you-can-eat & all-you-can-drink.

 

Monja Manmaru” is a store that serves “a set of all-you-can-eat” and “all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink”.

 

All-you-can-eat only for 1,900 Yen, all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink of soft drinks for Yen 2,300, and all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink including alcohol drinks for Yen 3,300.

All for limited to 90 minutes.

Surprisingly, you can fully enjoy, with just these prices, not only Monja but also Okonomiyaki (a savory Japanese pancake) and Yakisoba (fried noodles)!

 

Moreover, if you enter the store before 2 PM during lunchtime, a lunch set of all-you-can-eat for 60 minutes can be available.

All-you-can-eat and one drink for Yen 1,200, all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink of soft drinks for Yen 1,500, all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink including alcohol beverages for Yen 2,500.

It is a too good value for money!

All prices are tax inclusive.

 

As Monja is served in a smaller size, you can enjoy various kinds.

Menus are also abundant and also good value for the price is!  It is no doubt that you can be very satisfied.

Information

Address: Tsukishima 3-9-10, Chuo-Ward, Tokyo-Metropolitan

Opening hours: On Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri from 11 AM to 3 PM/ from 5 PM to 11 PM

On Sat/Sun/holiday from 11 AM to 11 PM   * Last entry at 9:20 PM

Holiday: Please ask to the store.

Access: A five-minute walk from Tsukishima station of Toei Subway Oedo Line and Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line

Monja Maguroya Tsukishima the main store

There is Monja that used seafood directly delivered from Tsukiji, and there also is Sashimi.

Satisfied more with a set with all-you-can-drink.

A store name of “Maguroya” shows confirmed confidence for seafood that the store serves!

 

Having two stores (the main store and Tsukishima-Nishinaka store)  inside of Tsukishima, “Monja Maguroya”  is a store that is proud of seafood directly delivered from Tsukiji.

 

There are lined up with special menus that are irresistible for seafood-lovers, including of course Monja used fresh seafood and elaborated soup and tenkasu (deep-fried doughs) without compromise, Bluefin fatty tuna kama toro sashimi (Yen 2,500 tax inclusive) that repeat customers never cease for, and various kinds of teppanyaki (grilled dishes on an iron plate), such as Seafood platter (Yen 1,280 tax inclusive).

 

Please try enjoying, by all means, the special delicacy Monja that has a good reputation for ladies, and also the original Monja just for yourself with abundant toppings.

 

On the ground floor, there are lined up with table seats that can be freely entered even by a small group, and on the second floor, there are Japanese style seats sitting on a floor of a maximum capacity of 30 people.

As there is also an all-you-can-drink menu, it is perfect for various parties large or small!  It is a store that you wish to select for whatever the situation is.

On the ground floor, there are table seats.  There are lined up with signatures of famous persons and public figures on the wall!

 

On the second floor is Japanese style seats sitting on a floor.  Although it is retro, It is a bright and clean space.

Information

Address: Tsukishima 3-7-4, Chuo-Ward, Tokyo-Metropolitan

Opening hours: From 11:30 AM to 11 PM (Last order at 10:15 PM)

Holiday: Opens everyday

Access: About a three-minute walk from the 10th exit of Tsukishima station of Toei Subway Oedo Line and Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line.

* Please ask the store for the details.

Summary

 

There are uncountable numbers of Monja stores in Tsukishima, and each store has each individuality, so any store is really fantastic.

If you cannot decide, please firstly find a store of your interest from the stores that I have introduced, and please try visiting there.

Surely, you become that you cannot forget the town of Tsukishima and the taste of authentic Monja!

Please visit Tsukishima many times and try visiting around many stores.

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