Tokyo’s Delifucious brings Japanese flair to a fast-food icon
Japan is no stranger to marrying Western culinary favorites with local flavors, as dishes like pasta and stew served with a Japanese twist frequently appear on restaurant menus throughout the country. The practice is so common that the cooking style even has its own name: yoshoku.
One Tokyo restaurant is radically reinventing this uniquely Japanese food genre for the 21st century — and they’re doing it with fish burgers.
Opened in December 2016 by former sushi chef Shinya Kudo, who previously worked at the Michelin-starred Harutaka in the swanky Tokyo neighborhood of Ginza, Delifucious is a casual eatery promising “photogenic fish burger creations” prepared with techniques commonly utilized in high-end sushi restaurants.
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