Japanese restaurant Tsuruya in Hanoi has 4th Anniversary – Offering various dishes suit with drinks

PUBLISHED Jun 15, 2021

Exterior of Tsuruya

Tsuruya (52 Linh Lang, Cong Vi, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi, TEL 0858863619), a modern Japanese restaurant in Ba Dinh district, Hanoi has its 4th Anniversary on June 5.

Ryoichi Hirayama, who is the owner of this restaurant married a Vietnamese woman in Hanoi. He opened this restaurant in 2017 because he was passionate to start something from scratch. Hirayama is a professional chef who learned French-Italian cuisine. He offers various kinds of dishes such as Japanese and European. At the same time, his dishes suit Japanese sake, shochu, and wine perfectly. The restaurant offers 1-2 new dishes every week and entertains customers.

The signature menu is soy sauce flavored fried chicken (115,500 VND), which has been popular with customers since the restaurant was founded. Their fried chicken is soft inside, and crispy outside. Other dishes are chicken dumplings on the hot plate (132,000 VND) which is wrapped by chicken skin, and chicken and pork pate (104,500 VND). Pate used marinated minced chicken, pork, and chicken’s lever, and roasted for two hours. After that process, the pate is stored in the fridge to be firmed. The restaurant also has recommended beverages such as homemade shochu with green lemon and soda, and homemade shochu with mango and soda (77,000VND). The restaurant said green lemon had a bitter taste and mango are the local products.

Hirayama’s wife gave a name to this restaurant as Tsuruya since crane (Tsuru) is the lucky animal in Japan. The restaurant has 5 tables for 4 customers, 7 counters, and 4 private rooms. He designed this restaurant to have wide space and a high ceiling. Customers can enjoy their time in this relaxing space. At this moment, the restaurant stops eat-in in space due to the decision of the local government. When it is over, they plan to offer the special drink course for the 4th anniversary.

Hirayama said “4 years passed so fast. It was quite hard when we started this restaurant, but we really appreciate that our customers and other restaurant helped us.” He also said “We desire that we have own special dish that customers can eat at only our restaurant. We wish our restaurant to be the place where our customers can eat both Japanese-European cuisine.”

Opening hours: 11:00 a.m. – 14:00 p.m., and 17:30 a.m. – 23:00 p.m (closed on 15th and 16th of each month)

  • Counter at Tsuruya

  • Private rooms at Tsuruya

  • Chicken and pork pate at Tsuruya

  • Chicken dumpling on the hot plate at Tsuruya

  • Hirayama (center) who is the owner and staffs at Tsuruya