Tokyo

Monja Hazama

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3-17-18 Nishinaka-Dori, Tsukishima,
Tokyo,

Japan,
104-0052.

On a single street in Tsukishima (a manmade island in the city), there are approximately 50 restaurants serving monja, a kind of pancake (some say omlette) made from a batter poured atop meat or seafood, onions, and cabbage, cooked on a teppan griddle. Monja Hazama, distinguished from the others by a red awning, paper latnerns, and a jumble of signs marking the entrance, is considered to be the best. Diners watch from counter seating as chefs use metal spatulas to shape the mixture into a gooey, savory mass that's a kind of Japanese comfort food.