In this place fresh has been taken to the next level. The chain of restaurants Zauo in Tokyo has a fantastic idea of letting their customers fish their own meal out of water pools in the middle of the room.

At the arrival, you are presented with a menu card that consists of all types of fish and sea creatures that you can get (I recommend red snapper). Once you decide, you get a rod and you are shown a pool that includes your pray and the contest begins! Brace yourself up with some patience though as fish seemed to be rather bored and not interested in being eaten. Duh.

To make it more interesting, feel free to ask chef to prepare your catch in two ways (note: the fish has to be big enough). For example I asked for sashimi and deep-fried versions. The other most common options include baked and sushi.

Be careful because you get only one chance and you are bound to eat and pay for what gets on your hook (price depends on the weight of a fish). If you are not into hanging around with a rod, you can just order food like in any other restaurants, but then you pay extra few hundreds yen for the convenience.

All in all, great fun and worth trying. However, due to overpriced food and small portions size (they focus on the looks of dish, see pics below), even the fantastic and fresh taste wouldn’t be a good reason to go there again.



Written by Tomasz Lisiecki
Hey, my name is Tomasz. I am an open-minded and hard-working individualist living in the ever-raining land called The Great Britain. I am running my own company and a YouTube channel.