Dashichazuke EN (だし茶漬け えん) is excellent if you’re in the mood for Japanese ochazuke.
The restaurant is conveniently located in the Roppongi Hills Complex (B1 of the North Tower). It’s a short distance from Roppongi Station, Hibiya Train Line’s C1 exit.
What is ochazuke?
Japanese ochazuke (お茶漬け), or simply chazuke, is like Japanaese cereal, except much prettier and more complex. Hot water, green tea, or dashi is poured over rice sprinkled with various toppings. Toppings like seaweed, Japanese pickles, and fish roe keep ochazuke relatively low in calories and healthy!
What can you order?
Dashichazuke EN has a good variety of Japanese ochazuke. I opted for the “Half and Half” meal – bottom right on the menu below. For 1,001 Yen, you get to choose 2 ochazuke. I went with “Broiled Cod Roe and Leaf Mustard” and “Chicken Rice and Amami Islands’ Best Selected Products”. They are verbal and literal mouthfuls.
This came with the meal, in the beginning:
They do onigiri (rice ball) takeout too!
Roppong Hills Shop (North Tower B1F) Train Station: Roppongi (Hibiya, Oedo Lines) Shop Hours: 10:00 – 23:00 (Open on Sundays too)
Nihombashi Shop (COREDO B1F) Train Station: Nihombashi (Ginza, Tozai, Asakusa Lines) Shop Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 (Open on Sundays and on Sundays closed at 21:00)
Shinjuku Shop Train Station: Shinjuku (Many Lines) Shop Hours: 8:00 – 22:00 (Open on Sundays too)