Oysteria Hokkaido Akkeshi

Photo by Gregory Lane
Japanese script: 牡蠣場 北海道厚岸
Address: Coredo Muromachi 2, 2 Chome−1−1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chūō-ku, Tokyo [map]
Phone: 03-6262-3144 03-6262-3144
Access: 92 m from Mitsukoshimae Station Ginza Line (G12)Hanzomon Line (Z9)
0.6 km from Nihonbashi Station Ginza Line (G11)Tozai Line (T10)Asakusa Line (A13)
0.7 km from Kanda Station Ginza Line (G13)Yamanote Line (JY2)Chūō Line (Rapid) (JC2)Keihin-Tōhoku Line (JK21)
Hours: Weekdays: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 11pm; Weekends/Holidays: 11am - 2:30pm, 4pm - 11pm
Payment options: Cash and credit cards  Visa Mastercard Diners Club American Express JCB
Smoking:  Separate smoking/no smoking

Billed (by their own promo material) as having Japan’s number one fried oyster set meal, Oysteria Hokkaido Akkeshi is a popular eatery on the ground floor of the Coredo Muromachi 2 shopping center, next to Mitsukoshi-mae Station.

The fried oyster set (kaki-furai teishoku) includes four deep fried oysters with rice, miso soup and cabbage for ¥1,000 including consumption tax.

The oysters have a crisp, tasty outer shell, with plenty of flavor and freshness left in them. With the set that I tasted, there were two very large oysters laid out in oyster shells and two smaller oysters next to them. You can add another oyster for a couple of hundred yen.

The á la carte menu features raw oysters from ¥390 for an “M size” right up to ¥590 for an “LL” oyster. These sizes are very strictly defined in Japan, so you can be sure that your oyster will be the promised size!

Photo by Gregory Lane

On the lunch menu, aside from the fried oyster set, there were some other sets including fried oysters including a “fried oyster seafood donburi” featuring two fried oysters and some sashimi on rice for ¥1,500.

There is also an extensive sake menu if you hit this place in the evening (we won’t judge you for a little day drinking either). The overall atmosphere is conducive to a few drinks with an izakaya-like feel, playing up the folksy Japan vibe with a rustic decor and a twangy tsugaru-jamisen soundtrack.

Photo by Gregory Lane

The place is not hard to find (as long as you have the right Coredo—there are 4 of them). There is usually a big line outside as it’s a popular spot with the local office workers.

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