Tsukishima - Tokyo Seasonal Guide


Tsukishima, a downtown area of Tokyo, is famous for its monjayaki. There is a monja street with more than 80 monjayaki restaurants, including those in the neighborhood.


Monjayaki is a dish similar to okonomiyaki, made of flour and water. In addition to flour, the dough contains soup stock, sauce, cabbage, tenkasu (deep-fried bean curd), sakura shrimp, cut squid, and other ingredients. It is held down with a spatula (hagashi or trowel) and baked as it is eaten.

How to make monjya-Yaki

  1. First, the ingredients are placed on top of the griddle.
  1. Once they are baked, form the cabbage and other ingredients into a large donut shape and pour the batter in the middle.
  1. When the batter starts to solidify, mix all the ingredients together.
  1. It is the good timing to eat when the bottom has browned, and the surface is still soft.
  1. Eat with a small spatula specially designed for monja
Monjayaki is a local food that originated in Tokyo. It is made of loosely melted flour with seafood, meat, cabbage, and other ingredients, and cooked on a griddle. A small flat spoon and a trowel are used to eat it. Tsukishima has a monja street where many Monjayaki restaurants line up.

Tsukishima Monja Gatten




Location 3-6-5 Tshukishima Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Access 3 minutes walk from Tsukishima Station of Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line or Toei Oedo Line
Opening Hours 0:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Last order 10:30 p.m.) Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Last order 10:30 p.m.) Holiday
Holidays Year-end and New Year's holidays
Price Lunch time 1000-2000 Dinner time 2000-3000

Melon Pan

One thing I would recommend in Tsukishima is Melon Pam. Melon Pan is a traditional Japanese bakery bread, shaped like the fruit melon. It does not actually contain a melon. There are two popular melon pan shops in Tsukishima to compare.

Tukishima Kyuei

Beyond the savory sweet aroma and unique melody, freshly baked melon bread Kuei. Kuei has been a popular store for more than 10 years. Their commitment is "to serve warm, freshly baked melon bread. The kiln is always kept open during business hours.
On weekends, they sometimes sell out of 1,000 melon breads.
Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, this melon bread will make you happy.

Tuokyo Melon Pan

Tokyo Melon Pan is a melon bread specialty store with several stores in Tokyo. I like their melon bread, which is crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and sweet and delicious.
The store features a wide variety of melon breads. Not only plain, but also strawberry, melon cream, chocolate, chocolate chip, caramel, etc. There are so many kinds of melon breads that you will get lost in your mind.
The crispy croissants sold together are also highly recommended.


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