Kachidoki : Kanemasu is great izakaya (かねます)

Prawn, Kanemasu (Kachidoki) Tokyo
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Fancy stand-up-eating izakaya in front of Kachidoki metro station

I knew Kanemasu is so popular stand-up-eating izakaya in front of Kachidoki station near my office.

1-8-1, Kachidoki, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

But its appearance is very simple.

Appearance, Kanemasu
Speaking of stand-up-eating , many people think that is inexpensive and creaky izakaya like in front of Shinbashi station.

There’s no menus. No descriptions. We can’t see inside of the house from outside.
We can’t know the menus of the day until we go into the house and see menus hanging on the wall.
Their foods have fresh seasonal ingredients !

But once you go into the house, delicious foods used fresh seafood welcome you !

I said now it is stand-up-eating izakaya.
What do you imagine the word “stand-up-eating izakaya” ?

I imagine it is cheap, narrow and creaky izakaya.
Only “Narrow” is right.
But others are not truth about Kanemasu.

Kanemasu is high quality stand-up-eating izakaya. They get fresh ingredients at Tsukiji and cook keeping those natural flavors.

So every dishes are expensive compared with another inexpensive izakaya.
In addition, they don’t prepare much foods. This is the menu. That’s all.

Menus, Kanemasu


Umm. It is hard to understand. It is almost illegible !

My friend looked into it in advance, so I left everything about order to him 🙂

There are no drink menus.
But I knew they serve beer, staut, Japanese sake and highball on the internet in advance.
And I heard we must order something alchoholic drinks without fail, so I ordered highball.
It was strong as its reputation:)

Drinks, Kanemasu


Vinegared sea eel and cucumber (はもきゅう) 800 yen

Vinegared sea eel, Kanemasu


I felt strong sourness. I didn’t know the reason when I ate it, but I found the reason when eating sea eels sashimi later.
The quality of the sea eel that day was not good.

Raw yuba (生ゆば) 1200 yen

Yuba1, Kanemasu


Its flavor and texture was great.

This name is “Raw yuba”, but it was hidden by bigger slices of abalone and kuruma prawn!

Yuba, Kanemasu


Elastic !

Raw sea urchin rolled by half-roasted beefmeats (生うに牛肉巻き) 2000 yen
Unbelievable such a gorgeous food in the world !
If you go there and find this food on the menu, you should order it without fail ! Absolutely !
They usually prepare it except days they can’t get good sea urchin and beefmeats.
But it is far and away the best popular food of Kanemasu, so it is always sold out soon.

Raw sea urchin rolled by beefmeats, Kanemasu


Those sea urchin was sweet and flavory ! My mouth was completely full with sea urchin. I was so happy, I felt like I could fly 😀

Sea eels sashimi (はもさしみ) 1800 yen

Sea eel, Kanemasu


They said it is sashimi on the menus, but it was boiled. Sea eels can’t be eaten as raw.
Red sauce on sea eel was vinegared plum.
Now is good season for sea eels, but that day’s sea eels were not good.

Hako-sushi (箱すし) 1200 yen

Sushi on a box, Kanemasu

箱に入ってるから箱すし(ノ∀`) でも海鮮が盛りだくさんでスゴイ!

“Hako” means box in Japanese.
Yes, plenty of seafood in a box.
You can’t see rice from this picture, but those were under the gorgeous seafood.

This prawn had much eggs !

Wow ! This prawn had much eggs !

Prawn, Kanemasu


Grilled sea eel (あなご) 1500 yen

Boiled conger eel, Kanemasu


I was already full, so I ate it only a bite.
The header part of it was soft and the tail part was crisp.I think it go with rice well 🙂

Kanemasu is said to have much people waiting in front of the shop about one hour before the opening time on Saturdays.
And if you go there later time, some of the foods might be out of the menus.
So I reccomend you should go there in earlier time on weekdays. When we went to there twenty minutes before the opening time on the other Tuesday, there’s no line. And a man followed us five minutes after that.

Kanemasu (かねます)
Address / Kachidoki View Tower Bldg 1F, 1-8-1 Kachidoki, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Station / Kachidoki station (Toei subway)
Open / 16:00 (actually around 15:00) – 20:00
Closed / Market’s holidays


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