There's a Restaurant in Japan That Serves a Different Kind of Sashimi

Some of their dishes were inspired by specialties from other prefectures.

Taishu Sakaba Banpaiya Kitakanto Furusatohen
5/F FUNDES Ueno, 7-2-4 Ueno, Taito Ward, Tokyo
Contact: +81-358-30-7829
Open from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. (last order 11:30 p.m.) on weekdays; 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. (last order 1:30 p.m.) on holidays; (Closed every 31 December)

The next time you're in Tokyo, make a stop at Taishu Sakaba Banpaiya Kitakanto Furusatohen, one of the newer restaurants in FUNDES Ueno. The chain-type restaurant, more popularly known as Banpaiya, has new branches rapidly opening everywhere, especially in the northern Kanto region (Gunma, Tochigi, and Ibaraki).

Gunma-chan (left) and Sanomaru (right) are mascots of the Gunma Prefecture and Sano City, Tochigi Prefecture respectively.

In addition to the classic menu, customers also have the option to order the Kita Kanto menu and choose local dishes inspired by the specialties in each of the three prefectures, with prices that go for as low as ¥100.

The menu is divided into the three prefectures of Kita Kanto (Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki).

Konnyaku Sashimi is the specialty of Gumma.

Potato Fries is a dish included in the menu of Tochigi.

Shoboro Natto is one of the dishes that come from Ibaraki.

These local dishes are super affordable--they're within the range of ¥130 only!

Aside from the dishes, customers can also enjoy the specialty drinks from Kita Kanto. They serve the Tochiotome Sour from Tochigi, Akagiyama from Gunma, and many other local beers from each prefecture. They also have a three-prefecture competition wherein the most popular domestic beef and beer from Kita Kanto are decided upon.

The Tocchiotome Sour and the Akagiyama Sake

These are the local beers from each of the three prefectures.

Banpaiya is highly regarded by its customers because of its affordable prices and food quality--they don’t use instant products for their dishes. Best of all, one serving can be shared with another person.

The next time you’re in Japan, give Taishu Sakaba Banpaiya Kitakanto Furusatohen a try to fully experience the charm of Kita Kanto.

Provided by Walkerplus™ and Tokyo Walker™ (17 August 2017)

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