Restaurants / Restaurant Guide

Matsuya

Most people start by ordering up a couple of beers and some snacks to go with them. The house specials include: negi chijimi, a flat, round pancake as wide as a manhole cover; donguri "konnyaku," cubes of a curious gray jelly apparently made of acorns, which is both more flavorful and less unforgiving in texture than the Japanese equivalent; and nori-yaki, squares of roughly formed laver seaweed which serve admirably as a simple tidbit until you decide what your main course will be. Kimchi, needless to say, is available in several pungent varieties.

In line with the nationwide state of emergency declared on April 16, the government is strongly requesting that residents stay at home whenever possible and refrain from visiting bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.