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Food & Drink

Zauo, the restaurant where you
catch the fish yourself!

Mar 29.2020

Zauo is a restaurant chain, which is more like an event restaurant! First of all, you have to decide which fish you are going to catch.
You can choose between red-snapper flounder, shrimps and many more!
The staff will assist you if you have decided. From there the only thing you have to do is fishing!

Zauo all over the world!
The Zauo Chane is not only in Kyushu-, Kanto-, Kansai-, or Tokai region of Japan! They have also opened one property in New York!
However, I went to the Zauo in Shibuya, where I reserved online before (You can do so in English!). I have booked a Fishing Set menu, where we have got 3 fishing tickets per person. After a small appetizer, it came to the exciting part!The fishing!
You pay with your fishing tickets or if you do not want to book a fishing set with side dishes you can catch the fish you want to
and get a discount for it! For example, the regular price of red snapper is ¥3,800, but if caught it can be eaten for only ¥2,950. Oh, by the way! If you caught a fish it will be celebrated with a Japanese Taiko Drum!

And how do you want to eat your fish?
After you caught your fish you hand it to the staff and tell them how you do would like it to be cooked! you can choose between Sashimi, grilled or boiled, deep-fried or even Sushi.Decide for the whole fish or have each of the fillets cooked in different ways.

We chose Tempura (fried) for one Shrimp and Sashimi for the other, also Sashimi for the caught Mackerel and Namerou なめろう (Japanese tartare) for the other Mackerel.

After you enjoyed the yummy dishes you can order aradaki アラ炊き (stewed bony fish), or miso soup with red sea bream
or deep-fried bone crackers with Flounder or Mackerel!

Information as of March 13, 2020

Zauo Shibuya Branch

Open hours
Weekday dinner 17:00-23:00(L.O.22:00) Weekends and holidays lunch 11:30-14:30(L.O.14:30) Weekends and holidays dinner 16:00-23:00(L.O.22:00)
High Manten Jinnan Building B1F, 1-19-3, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0041
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