Since 1985, fugu restaurants in Tokyo have been required to be licensed to prepare and serve fugu dishes. Better known as pufferfish in English, fugu is the potentially deadly Japanese delicacy that wildly tempts the culinary adventurous. Fugu restaurants in Tokyo are reliable, requiring chefs to complete professional training to learn how to carefully remove the poisonous parts of the pufferfish before serving.
If there were ever a time to try fugu, a trip to Tokyo would be just the perfect opportunity. Enjoy it as thinly sliced sashimi pieces or served simmering in a steaming nabe hot pot. Whether it be at a classy restaurant in Ginza, or a more hidden restaurant in the otaku district of Ikebukuro, there are plenty of options for you to enjoy fugu at a restaurant in Tokyo. Taste fugu at a sushi train in Asakusa or at a kaiseki restaurant in Tokyo on the top floor of a Shinjuku skyscraper. With direct access to the world’s largest fish market, Toyosu Fish Market, fugu is a food in Japan that you should experience at one of Tokyo’s speciality restaurants!