- 3 Chome-25-5 Nishiogi-minami, Suginami, Tokyo
- Distance from Station:
- 1 minute from JR Nishi-Ogikubo Station
- 050-5593-4533 (Japanese only)
- Weekdays 11:30am - 11:00pm, Weekends and holidays 4:00pm - 11:00pm (Last orders by 10:30pm)
- Staff speak Japanese only.
NAGOYA MISO DOTEKO
Local Delicacies from Nagoya in Nishiogi
Located immediately out of the south exit of Nishi-Ogikubo Station is a Nagoya izakaya that gives you the chance to try Nagoya’s cuisine if you don’t have a chance to visit there while you are in Japan. The owner is from Nagoya and hopes to spread her hometown’s specialty in Tokyo.
Nagoya is a city that is the midpoint between Tokyo and Osaka, and the cuisine there is different from both places. Famous for dishes using miso (fermented soy bean paste), at Nagoya Miso Doteko their specialty called “Dote-ni”, made by using red miso to make a rich stew of pork entrails. That may not sound appetizing to many people from Western countries, but the meat is extremely tender after being stewed for more than 5 hours, and much more delicious than you might imagine. It is made to be exactly the same as what you could find in Nagoya’s famous shops, and even many Tokyo people find the taste to be surprising but irresistible. If you are not sure, you can ask for a free sample before deciding.
You can enjoy doteni in many ways, such as on top of warm rice (650 yen) or paired with crispy Tonkatsu (pork cutlet) (900 yen). There’s also udon-doteni bowl, which is said to be very popular in Nagoya. Miso oden (items stewed in Japanese dashi broth) is perfect for winter. For a souvenir, you can purchase their miso sauce for your own cooking.
[updated December 2018]
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