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Omurice display at a restaurant | © raisin bun/WikiCommons
Omurice display at a restaurant | © raisin bun/WikiCommons

Top 7 Places to Eat Omu-Rice in Tokyo

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Tokyo Writer
Updated: 1 September 2016
Omu-rice is a mashup of Japanese and Western cuisine. It is fried rice wrapped or topped with a fried-egg wrap. The omu is a shortened transliteration of omelette. It’s quick, tasty and delicious. Here are our top picks for chowing down on omu-rice in Tokyo.

Taimeiken

Taimeiken is famous for its omu-rice – in fact, the restaurant specializes in the dish. Their signature style is known as tampopo, a nod to the Japanese cult-classic film of the same name. Tampopo is a comedy movie, the plot involves cuisine in a big way. The tampopo omu-rice is fried rice topped with a generous helping of egg. The omelette’s unique texture is revealed when cut open.

Price range: ¥1900+

1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6701 

+81 3-3271-2463

Rengatei

Traditional Japanese restaurant Rengatei has been around for one hundred years. They’re also rumored to be one of the original creators of the iconic omu-rice dish. Similar to Shinkawa Tsutsui, Rengatei’s ingredients are cooked together to be more of an omelette than a rice dish, but their quality ingredients are sure to impress the pickiest of palates.

Price range: ¥1800+

3-5-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 

+81 3-3561-3882

Shinkawa Tsutsui

Shinkawa Tsutsui puts a unique spin on the dish by cooking the rice and omelette together. Topped with creamy tomato sauce instead of ketchup, Shinkawa Tsutsui’s omu-rice has earned its place as a favorite for many. The restaurant is popular around lunchtimes, so be prepared to wait in line.

Price range: ¥1400+

1-7-11 Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0025

Chamorro

Chamorro is famous for its omu-rice topped with tender beef tongue. The tender meat goes perfectly with the slightly peppery fried rice, thin egg wrap and pools of savory sauce. It’s a departure from the usual ketchup/tomato and egg combo that many classic omu-rice dishes feature.

Price range: ¥1500+

1-2-8 Ebisu-minami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0022 

+81 3-3710-7631

Grill Grand

Grill Grand is a family-owned restaurant that goes the extra mile to make a perfect omu-rice dish. The sweet and savory sauce served with it takes a full two weeks to prepare. It’s no wonder the omu-rice is one of Grill Grand’s most popular dishes. They’re located in the historic Asakusa District, and have been in business for 75 years.

Price range: ¥1700+

3-24-6 Asakusa, Taitō-ku, Tokyo 111-0032 

+81 3-3874-2351

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Restaurant Azuma

A bit of a pricier option, Restaurant Azuma prepares their omu-rice right before the customer’s eyes. The eggs are cooked just enough to hold their shape, giving Azuma’s dish a unique taste and texture. Using only the finest ingredients and artfully crafting their dishes with care has kept this restaurant running for over 100 years.

¥2500 lunch, 3700 dinner

2-7-8 Azumabashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0001 

+81 3-3622-7857

Azabu Shokudo

Azabu serves a classic omu-rice in generous portions. Depending on which one you order, it’ll be packed with vegetables and protein, cooked to perfection and topped with their signature sauce. It’s also very affordable. They’re happy to accept order for takeout, but if you go in to eat, you can watch the chefs cook it up right at the counter.

Price range: ¥900+

B1 4-1-18 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo  106-0031 

+81 3-3409-4767

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