I took a day off and went to Uotake in Tsukiji at lunchtime.
Though Uotake is far from the center of Tsukiji, they serve simple but delicious fish lunch. Especially, their grilled fishes have high reputation !
Its appearance have historic atmosphere. They have been there since 1975.
I want to visit more, but they are open on weekdays only and too far from my office. So, it’s very hard to visit there. There’re only counter seats and lots of people gathering. So, sometime I had to give up having lunch at there.
It’s the middle bwtween Tsukiji and Ginza. Though their address is Tsukiji, they located rather in Ginza.
There’s lunch menu outside. It’s written in vertical. Menu have about 4 – 6 foods on the whiteboard. From right to left, grilled salmon with teriyaki sauce, grilled mackerel, tuna and yellowtail sashimi, and grilled salmon with teriyaki sauce and sashimi (choice one from nakaochi, marinated tuna, squid and sardine) set.
Mostly their menu have grilled salmon. The species of fishes are changeable day by day, but if you can’t decide, I recommend grilled fish and sashimi set.
You can have second (and third…) helping of rice and soup by free of charge.
When I entered the shop around 1 p.m., they ran out of grilled mackerel.
If you want to choose from full menu, you should be there sooner.
Grilled salmon with teriyaki sauce and nakaochi set
I decided my order before I got to there. Grilled salmon with teriyaki sauce and nakaochi set (銀鮭照焼となかおちのセット, 1300 yen). Ideal view of Japanese lunch 🙂 (Less rice)
It have grilled salmon, tsukemono (pickles), miso soup, vinegared seaweed and kari-kari-ume (dried plum).
Grilled salmon seasoned with teriyaki. The meat was fatty and its skin was crisp. Teriyaki sauce wasn’t sweet. It’s my tastes.
And the fresh nakaochi like ball. Leftover fresh on the spine of tuna. It had smooth texture and was delicious. So, I ate my rice up soon. Uotake’s rice is good, too.
I think I won’t be bored with their lunch even I have it everyday.
About Uotake (魚竹)
Address / 1-9-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Station / 03-3541-0168
Open / 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Closed / Saturdays, Sundays and another national holidays
Reservation / Available for dinner time only
Credit card / Unavailable
Smoking / Permitted at dinner time only