Fishing Restaurant ZAUO
- "Fishing restaurant?" You may be thinking. "What does that even mean?"
The answer is that ZAUO is exactly what it sounds like - a restaurant where you can go fishing on the premises, and then eat what you catch then and there! For all those sushi and seafood lovers looking for super-fresh food while they're in Japan, it doesn't get much fresher.
- Success! We caught some fish.
- Of course, when ordering involves choosing and then successfully catching your fish of choice, it can get a little complicated, so ZAUO set up this simple ordering system for new visitors. Go for the Fishing Set Course, and you'll get a plate of sushi, some tempura and other sides, and 3 "Fishing Cards." Just check the simple table to figure out how many cards each fish is worth, and trade in your cards to go fishing! If you need more cards for your fish of choice, you can always purchase some extras for 418 yen each.
Once you've caught your fish, you can also choose from a few different cooking options. Pick whatever sounds most delicious, and the chefs will get right on it!
- You've traded in your cards, and it's time to go fishing! Staff will hand you a rod, get a net ready, and point you towards the right kind of fish. The rest is on you!
Of course, once a fish is caught you can't put it back, so make sure you know what you're going for.
- If you've got kids who want to learn a little about sushi while in Japan, stop in for a ZAUO sushi workshop, where they can put on little ZAUO uniforms and get to work! The teachers don't necessarily speak English, so they have a whole pile of explanation cards to help English-speakers follow along. It's a little like having subtitles in real life! At the end, kids receive a sushi class diploma to finish off the experience.
ZAUO Sushi Classes
Reservations Necessary - Available on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays
Workshop Fee: 3,850 yen
Official Workshop Page (en)
- Before you head home, you might just be drawn in by their impressive selection of merchandise. Aside from simple items emblazoned with the shop name and location, they've got a pretty fun selection of items with fish-themed illustrations. The towels printed with fish names in Japanese are especially popular, and we have to agree, all those kanji characters look pretty cool! After you've had fun fishing, you'll be heading out of the shop with a full belly, and probably arms full of souvenirs as well.
For true fans of the experience, or travelers who aren't aiming to visit Shibuya, stop by their Shinjuku and Meguro locations as well.
Fishing Restaurant ZAUO Shibuya Branch
1-19-3 Jinnan, Shibuya City, Tokyo
Weekday Hours: 17:00 - 23:00
Weekend Hours: 11:30 - 14:30 & 16:00 - 23:00
Official Website (en) ・ Reservations
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