Tan Tan Men in Asakusa
Cold noodles in a spicy black sesame sauce = AMAZING SUMMER FOOD. My first summer in Tokyo, I ordered the hiyashi kurogoma tantanmen at Asakusa’s Chinkatei so often, they started giving me free plates of gyoza.
Chankonabe in Ryogoku
Want to eat like a sumo? Of course you do.
Monjayaki in Tsukishima
Monjayaki (runny savory pancake) is fun to eat but it’s even more fun to say. If you’re bored, try chanting it to yourself in a crowded place while trying not to laugh. Bonus points if you add Jim Carreyesque facial contortions and emphasize different parts of the word. MONJAyaki! monjaYAKI! MONjayaKI!