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Anthony Bourdain Tokyo : All Of The Restaurants Picked On No Reservations

When Anthony Bourdain visited Tokyo on his show No Reservations, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased in a convenient list.

This is No Reservations, season 4, episode 16. It first aired on August 11, 2008.

DISH – Soba Noodles

WHAT IS IT?

They had soba noodles made of buckwheat and wheat flour with small bowl of sauce as a dip.

“Perfectly chewy, a quick dip, a loud slurp, the intake of air is important to enjoy the flavor. The part I just can’t seem to get right.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Sarashina Horii Azabujūban Honten
3 Chome-11-4 Motoazabu, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0046, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

DISH – Japanese Cocktail

WHAT IS IT?

They had Claudia cocktail and Polar Star cocktail.

“It’s very good, excellent. The pepper is very unusual and very nostalgic.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Bar 石の華 Ishinohana
Japan, 〒150-0002 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Shibuya, 3 Chome−6−2 第2矢木ビル
Tokyo, Japan

DISH – Monkfish

WHAT IS IT?

Anthony Bourdain ate different dishes involving a monkfish, all of the fish’s parts were used and served.

First: Tomatoes, leeks, boiled monkfish with monkfish liver and ponzu sauce then splashed with oil.
Second: Kentucky fried monkfish with seaweed and bamboo shoot.
Third: Nabe hot pot with bok choi and other vegetables and different parts of monkfish.

“Flavor, texture, color, always together, yes? This is so many beautiful different textures. A dish as traditional as fisherman’s stew raised to a level close to art.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

atelier 森本 XEX
Japan, 〒106-0032 Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 7 Chome−21−19 IKN六本木ビル
Tokyo, Japan

DISH – Yakitori

WHAT IS IT?

Anthony Bourdain ate chicken yakitori. He tried skewers of: chicken’s skin; liver; spleen; heart; and intestines. He also had chicken sashimi and tataki.

“For me, this is the best thing ever.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Toriki
3 Chome-11-13 Hatanodai, Shinagawa City, Tokyo 142-0064, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

DISH – “Kaiseki Meal”

WHAT IS IT?

They had buri with radish, hassun or “assorted dish” using seasonal ingredients, flatfish, tuna and a whelk sashimi dish, grilled butterfish and fish egg soup.

“A large modern kitchen may be the setting but everything about the food being made here reflects the regional flavors and seasonal appropriateness of Kyoto style cuisine. Kaiseki seeks to elevate the Japanese dining experience to its highest level. Each dish aspires to a perfect balance of taste, texture, appearance, and color.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Hiiragiya
Japan, 〒604-8094 Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, 姉小路上ル中白山町277
Kyoto, Japan

DISH – Beer

WHAT IS IT?

They had beer.

“You know, to me as an outsider, staying at a ryokan–there’s nothing like that in the world. Nothing. Uhh Japanese art, flower arranging, uhh, calligraphy, the food. In a world that drives itself of pleasure so much of the time, what pleasure will you take in so focused and so boiled down to essence, it’s absolutely unf*cking believable, that it–it’s the reason why I love, love, love coming to Japan.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

BAR PIANO
1 Chome-25-10 Shibuya, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

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