Chinya is a place in which you can enjoy authentic sukiyaki. This restaurant, which has been in business since 1880 (Meiji 13), uses high-quality meat that does not contain too much fat, which is called suitable sashi meat (well-marbled meat). Many of the staff members at The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon are also fans of this restaurant, and we are happy to recommend it to you.
About Sukiyaki Restaurant Chinya
The history of Chinya dates back to the Edo period. At that time, this shop supplied pets such as Japanese Chin dogs to feudal lords and wealthy merchants. In 1880, it turned into a restaurant, but changed its name to Chinya, and then in 1903, it became a sukiyaki specialty restaurant, and it continues to this day.
What is suitable sashi meat?
Suitable sashi (marbled) meat refers to meat that is moderately marbled, meaning that it is not overly marbled.
In fact, today’s marbled meat is said to contain 30 times more fat than meat that was considered marbled around 1975. At times, the level of fat has reached such a level that those who do not like fat are disgusted by it.
Therefore, in an attempt to return to the meat of a century ago, the term suitably marbled meat was created by Fumihiko Sumiyoshi, the sixth-generation owner of Chinya, and was registered as a trademark in 2017. It is meat with a fat content of grade 4 instead of grade 5, with fine sinew and good fat melting.
The balance of the lean flavor and sweetness of the fat allows for a sukiyaki that is both flavorful and aromatic, without being too much.
Enjoy the right amount of marbled meat at Kiri!
The “Kiri-” single-dish menu allows you to enjoy 120 grams of the right amount of marbled meat. The price is 11,800 yen per person (including tax) and includes an appetizer, palate cleanser, zuke (sashimi marinated in soy sauce), and egg.
Please visit us when you want to splurge a little or as a reward for yourself.
Reopening in March 2022!
As one of Japan’s representative sukiyaki restaurants, many customers have been familiar with Chinya for generations, but due to the aging of the restaurant and world affairs, it temporarily closed in August 2021.
On March 18, 2022 (Asakusa’s birthday), Chinya reopened in a new location in Asakusa to keep its tradition and commitment alive.
At lunchtime, you can enjoy “Sukinabe Gozen” (3,600 yen including tax) and “Gyu-Mabushi Gozen” (3,000 yen including tax), which offer a variety of Chinya’s sukiyaki and other specialty meats at a reasonable price.
*Please contact the store directly for the latest information on business hours, holidays, etc.