This Japanese Restaurant Serves an Epic 'Meat Volcano'

By Matthew Bossons, August 5, 2019

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Japanese restaurants of dubious authenticity are a dime a dozen in South China’s major cities. What is rare, however, are higher-end spots specializing in Japan’s celebrated seafood and bovine offerings. Muso Japanese Restaurant, though, is one such place.

With three locations in Foshan, one in Shenzhen and another in Guangzhou, Muso has a hell of a following and regularly draws lineups that equal a two-hour wait for a table.

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Why would anyone wait that long for dinner, you ask? For Muso’s diverse sashimi bowls (RMB41-78) and sinfully-good nigiri (RMB8-20 for two pieces), all made with fresh imported fish.

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The ‘meat volcano’ comes topped with a raw egg and a creamy white sauce (RMB88) and is arguably the restaurant chain’s claim to fame. Made with tender, melt-in-your-mouth strips of beef wrapped carefully around a mound of rice, the dish can be ordered with either egg or lobster (RMB168). Other choice menu items include the grilled eel and fish (RMB19-46) and the caviar-topped fried egg (RMB16).

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Unquestionably one of our favorite spots to dine in the PRD region, Muso is a must-visit spot for lovers of Japanese cuisine. Just be prepared to wait if you arrive during the dinner rush.

Price: RMB200-250 for two people
Nearest metro: Beijing Lu (Exit B) in Guangzhou, 2 minutes’ walk; Houhai (Exit D2) in Shenzhen, 5 minutes’ walk

Open daily, 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-11pm; see listings for Muso’s Guangzhou location and Shenzhen location.

[Cover image via Matt Bossons/That’s] 

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