JAPAN: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON NO RESERVATIONS

When Anthony Bourdain visited Japan on his show No Reservations Season 2 Episode 7 (originally aired May 8th, 2006), he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased on No Reservations Japan, all in a convenient list:

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DISH – Soba

WHAT IS IT?

Thin Japanese noodles made of 80% buckwheat and 20% wheat flour.

WHERE IS IT?

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

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Sarashina Horii has been making soba since 1789.

DRINKS – Claudia

WHAT IS IT?

Red cocktail of tequila, beet juice, agave nectar and lime juice.

WHERE IS IT?

Bar 石の華 Ishinohana
3-6-2 Shibuya
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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Anthony Bourdain visited Bar Ishinohana in this episode and was impressed with its cocktails.

DISH – Monkfish

WHAT IS IT?

Different kinds of monkfish dishes, like quickly boiled monkfish skin with tomatoes and leeks, dressed with monkfish liver, ponzu and vegetable oil, Morimoto’s Kentucky fried monkfish with seaweed and bamboo shoots, and fisherman’s stew of monkfish liver, skin, meat and cartilage.

WHERE IS IT?

atelier morimoto XEX
I.K.N. Roppongi Bld., 7-21-19 Roppongi
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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XEX is Masaharu Morimoto’s flagship restaurant dedicated to satisfying all aspects of a high-end dining experience.

DISH – Yakitori, Chicken Sashimi, and Chicken Tataki

WHAT IS IT?

Yakitori – little bits of mostly chicken often on skewers; Chicken Sashimi – slices of raw chicken meat; Chicken Tataki – half raw, half cooked chicken meat.

WHERE IS IT?

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

NO RESERVATIONS JAPAN NOTES

Toriki is one of the small bars and restaurants in Tokyo that feature some of the finest food, drink and ambiance in the world. It has been making yakitori for more than 35 years.

DISH – Kaiseki

WHAT IS IT?

Traditional multi-course Japanese meal reflecting regional flavors and seasonal appropriateness of the local cuisine.

WHERE IS IT?

Hiiragiya
Nakahakusancho Fuyacho Anekoji-agaru
Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

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Anthony Bourdain and Masaharu Morimoto sat down for the complete kaiseki experience at the Hiiragiya ryokan.

DISH – Sushi

WHAT IS IT?

Japanese dish of vinegared rice, sugar and salt with different ingredients, such as (but not limited to) flounder, squid, marinated tuna, clam, tiger shrimp, octopus, sea urchin, and roe.

WHERE IS IT?

Sukiyabashi Jiro
Chome−2−15, Ginza
Chūō City, Tokyo, Japan

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According to Anthony Bourdain, Sukiyabashi Jiro is considered by many to have the best sushi in the world.