Sanyu (三友) in Ningyocho

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When I was exploring good deep fried oysters on the internet, I found a deep fried foods restaurant that serve huge deep fried oysters like bomb having many oysters each in Ningyocho area.
And I felt like eating it very much and next day I visited there next day.

This is the restaurant. Sanyu. They are open at weekdays’ lunchtime only

Where ?

It’s close to Chanoki Jinja shrine.

Long line before opening

It’s so popular restaurant. I heard people start to wait one hour before the opening time. But still I thought it’s no problem to get to 20 minutes before the opening time.
But it’s wrong. I mistook the time and got to the station one hour before the opening time. Anyway, I confirmed the place of the restaurant at first and tried to take a walk around Suitengu shrine. But when I got to the restaurant, I found there were already two people in front of the restaurant.

After that I walked to Suitengu shrine and killed time for a while. But I was nervous.
So I went back to the restaurant 40 minutes before the opening time. There were already about 12 people waiting. I hurried to follow the line and waited until the opening time.

This picture was taken when I got out of the restaurant after eating. But when I entered the restaurant, there are as much as people waiting.
By the way, there’re only 12 seats in the restaurant. And they take rather much time to serve. So we have to wait for a longer time including waiting in the line.

Wow… so much people…


There’re only counter seats and two tables.
Staff lead guest to seats just after the opening time. But after that they take order outside and hand number card to guest and lead them to seats.

Tables. It have good atmosphere.


It’s the menu. They serve deep fried oysters only during winter season. We have to pay in advance. They serve tonkatsu, deep fried horse mackerel, Katsudon ando so on during another season.
By the way, there’re so much people during deep fried oysters season only.
There are two sets. Two deep fried oysters set (1080 yen) and three deep fried oysters set (1400 yen).

The menu says they are open until 1:30 p.m., but they close as soon as they run out of oysters.

Bomb ! Deep fried oysters !

I ordered Three deep fried oysters set (カキフライ3個定食, 1400 yen).
You think my rice is so small. I ordered it with half size of rice. And another, pickles and pork soup

Their deep fried oysters are huger than expected. It’s like scotch eggs !
Its coating was rather thick. Shredded cabbage, onions, potato salads on the dish.

Their one deep fried oysters have 4 – 10 oysters in it. It’s depend on the size of oysters. They also said this had 6 oysters each. It’s so huge like bomb. Oyster bomb ! So much extracts of oysters !

Tonjiru (pork soup). It didn’t have much pork meat. But the soup had much pork broth. Good.

There are some restaurant that serve good deep fried oysters like Fujimura in Tsukiji and Odayasu in Toyosu Market. But such a gigantic deep fried oysters are attracting. I agree with them who looks happy while waiting. It’s special winter event.

About Sanyu (三友)

Address / 1-10-8 Nihonbashi-Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone / 03-3666-1684

Open / 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
closed / Saturdays, Sundays and another national holidays

Smoking / Not permitted
Credit card / Unavailable
Reservation / Unavailable


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