As huge fans of the TV series Iron Chef (and haters of the American version), we hold the skills of culinary giants like Hiroyuki Sakai and Chen Kenichi in high regard.
And after years of seeing the food they prepared on TV, we set out to taste it for ourselves. During a trip to Japan, we visited a series of restaurants founded by former Iron Chefs… and judged the hell out of them.
This is the Iron Chef sequel you didn't know existed. Whose cuisine reigned supreme on our taste buds? Read the reviews to find out, and then start planning which one you'll visit on your next trip to Japan.
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Ristorante Massa: The Iron Chef Italian Restaurant Does Kōbe Masahiko’s restaurant cuisine reign supreme?
Kaishoku Michiba: A Restaurant by Rokusaburo Michiba, Iron Chef Japanese Does Michiba Rokusaburō's restaurant cuisine reign supreme?
La Rochelle: A Restaurant by Hiroyuki Sakai, Iron Chef French Does Sakai Hiroyuki's restaurant cuisine reign supreme?
Szechuan Restaurant Chin: A Restaurant by Chen Kenichi, Iron Chef Chinese Does Chin Kenichi's restaurant cuisine reign supreme?
Chin Kenichi Mabodōfu Restaurant: One Dish, Seven Visits The Szechuan Sage tickled our tastebuds with the power of peppercorns