Restaurant Review

Exploring Asakusa for Muslim Friendly Restaurants 5 – Nagomi

Exploring Asakusa for Muslim Friendly Restaurants

Asakusa has been going through a drastic change in the past couple of years. There has been an increase in the influx of young Tokyo residents visiting Asakusa for sightseeing, boosted by the promotion campaign of Tokyo Metro. Posting from these trend-conscious people sent out on the social network help Asakusa gained attention from overseas tourists who are looking for real-time information. As Muslim-friendly restaurants are popping up in the area, we will run a series of articles to feature current trends in Asakusa.

Exploring Asakusa for Muslim Friendly Restaurants 5 – Nagomi

Restaurant Going Halal: Eat and Compare Branded Beef

While Asakusa is becoming an attractive destination for those looking for halal compliant food, the shabu-shabu restaurant Nagomi is particularly getting more attention than others. In a contrast to its vivid red sign outside the joint, the interior is modern Japanese with a chic taste. The popular choice here is a shabu-shabu course menu that you can try different brands of beef, and the restaurant is constantly packed with relatively wealthy tourists.

Try Luxurious Menu Blindfolded

The signature dish “Compare 4 Wagyu Branded Beef Course” is priced at 10,000 yen, offering same cuts from different beef of the equivalent grade, so guests can taste the difference. You can also try the rich taste of the beef fat enhanced in the broth, as well as a variety of their sweetness or depth of various beef brands. Their “Halal Shabu-shabu Course” is also popular with Kagoshima Beef, Ohmi Sawaihime Beef, and Kobe Beef as well as healthy vegetables.

The “Vegetarian Shabu-shabu Course” is at 7,000 yen with a variety of organic vegetables and mushrooms. Contracted farmers from Yugawara are sending vegetables directly to the restaurant for guests to feel safe.

Efforts for Halal

The menu of the restaurant can be viewed with photos and ordered from iPads to make it easier for non-Japanese guests. Their motto is “to offer tasty food for people of various backgrounds to enjoy,” and for that, they use the broth (dashi) that do not use animal origin ingredients or alcohol. Cutlery and cooking utensils are marked distinctly and washed separately. The restaurant also follows the standard prepared by the Japan Halal Foundation and set up its own foot wash (Wudu) and prayer room, and is making itself known for the best practice of a Muslim friendly tourist destination in Asakusa.

Nagomi

  • Halal Certificate ◯
  • Halal Meat ◯
  • No Pork ◯
  • Halal Seasoning ◯
  • Halal Meal ◯
  • Vegetarian Meal 〇
  • Muslim Owner –
  • Muslim Chef –
  • Halal Storage ◯
  • Halal Kitchen/Cutler –
  • Player Space ◯

2-14-17 Nishi Asakusa Taito-ku Tokyo Google Maps
Phone: 03-6802-7730
Open: 10:00-22:00