These Restaurants Will Satisfy All Your Spicy and Cold Dish Cravings

Do you like it hot or cold?

Most people would choose a restaurant where they want to eat based on the type of food they’re craving. Whether they’re looking for spicy, sweet, savory, or sour food, chances are, there are plenty of restaurant options available. 

Are you the type of person to eat cold food during the summer? Or do you prefer to fight fire with fire by eating spicy food? What if we told you that there’s an event in Tokyo that let you enjoy the best of both worlds?

Called the
TRANSIT Summer Fair, the event will run from June 28 to August 31, 2019. It will feature several food spots’ cool and spicy dishes. Interested to know more? Check them out below! 


Originating from Sydney,
Longrain specializes in modern Thai cuisine. This summer, the restaurant will offer the Spicy Tom Yum Coco Noodle (¥2,000), a noodle dish with a fiery kick, consisting of Tom Yum soup and coconut milk.

If you prefer the other end of the spectrum, you can enjoy the fragrant lemongrass soup with lime leaves, spearmint, coriander, and other herbs in the
Lemongrass Fragrant Herb Noodle (¥2,000).

Longrain is located at 39/F Ebisu Garden Place Tower, 4-20-3 Ebisu, Shibuya District, Tokyo. They are open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends and Japanese holidays.

Okonomi Tama-chan Aoyama

Okonomi Tama-chan Aoyama
hails from Osaka’s Horie. This year, they will offer the Geki-kara Chicken Steak (¥980), a grilled spicy chicken served on a hot plate. You can pair this with the special extra-spicy sauce or rich cream cheese. Or, you can try the Bibim-Soumen (¥980), made with the restaurant’s famous namul vegetables and topped with a soft-boiled egg.

Okonomi Tama-chan Aoyama is located at 1/F Katsura Kita-Aoyama Building, 3-5-9 Kita-Aoyama, Minato District, Tokyo. They are open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. from Monday to Saturday.

Niwakaya Chousuke

Niwakaya Chousuke
is located in Nakameguro and is Tokyo’s equivalent store for Hakata, Fukuoka’s Udon Izakaya. Using Chosuke’s famous dashi stock and several types of chili, the Geki-kara Gyu-suji Tofu (¥650) will make you appreciate the taste of simmered beef sinew and tofu. You can also try the Pork-Shabu Salad Udon (¥880), which is loaded with vegetables and delivers a citrusy tang through its special sesame dressing. 

Niwakaya Chousuke is located at 52 Nakame Gallery Street, 3-5-29 Kami-Meguro, Meguro District, Tokyo. They are open from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. from Mondays to Saturdays and from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays and Japanese holidays.


Samgeori Butcher’s Tokyo

If you love
rappoki, Samgeori Butcher’s Tokyo’s Korean ramen and tteokbokki (rice cakes) dish, Geki-kara Cheese Rappoki (¥1,200), is for you. Made with Samgeori’s original tteokbokki, super spicy sauce, and special Korean noodles, this dish will surely stimulate your palate. For a more refreshing take, try the Samgeori Bibim Noodles (¥1,180) with its colorful ingredients and fruit-based spicy sauce that changes the soup’s flavor. 

Samgeori Butcher’s Tokyo is located at 2/F, Jinnan 101 Building, 1-20-15 Jinnan, Shibuya District, Tokyo. They are open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends and Japanese holidays. 

code kurkku

In Yoyogi Village, at the so-called “oasis of the city,” there is an Italian place called
code kurkku. They serve Kanzuri Bolognese (¥1,500), which uses a special spicy paste from Niigata Prefecture called kanzuri. The dish’s slight spiciness is, in fact, very addicting. For a more refreshing twist of flavors, try the Hakuto Cappellini (¥1,500), a slightly sweet and refreshing cold pasta dish made with juicy peaches. 

code kurkku is located at 1-28-9 Yoyogi, Shibuya District, Tokyo. They are open from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily.

the Canteen

In the Odaiba area,
the Canteen offers Soupless Tan Tan Noodles (¥950) made with the perfect balance of spicy and umami flavors from the sansho peppers and fish powder. You also can’t go wrong with the Hiyashi Chuka (¥950), a cold Chinese noodle dish that uses housemade roast pork topped with soft-boiled eggs. Don’t forget to mix it with the special sesame sauce and soy sauce-based sauce. 

the Canteen is located at 1/F theSOHO, 2-7-4 Aomi, Koto District, Tokyo. They are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. 

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