Fodor's Expert Review Kappo Ajioka
The appeal of Ajioka's seasonal specialties like fugu (puffer fish) and suppon (Japanese turtle) lies as much in the unique texture and experience as in the subtle, nondescript taste. Licensed chefs prepare these in every way imaginable—raw, fried, stewed—using the fresh catch flown in straight from Shimonoseki, a prime fugu-fishing region. Try the house specialty of suppon (Japanese turtle) and fugu nabe, fugu sashimi, or fugu no arayaki (grilled head and cheeks). Menus change by season and reservations must be made two days in advance to order fugu.
Tokyo, Tokyo-to 104-0061, Japan
- Courses that give a small tast of unique Japanese foods
- Excellent nabe (hot pots) courses
- Intimate atmosphere and friendly staff (though little English is spoken)