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One of the oldest continuously operating restaurants in Ningyocho, Houmitei has been in business since 1933. Often mistaken for a traditional soba eatery, its speciality is actually a seriously retro version of yoshoku, the Japanese form of 'Western' cuisine that originated in the Meiji era. If you only go here once, make sure to try the tongue stew, a flavourful concoction consisting of soft beef tongue cooked in demi-glace sauce until perfectly tender. The yoshoku bento box (pictured above), a sort of tasting selection of the restaurant's most popular dishes, is another highlight.


2-9-4 Nihonbashi-Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Transport Ningyocho Station (Hibiya, Asakusa lines), exit A1

Telephone 03 3666 5687

Open 11am-2pm, 5pm-9pm / closed Sun


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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