The first Tokyo branch of popular Kyushu chain Mikumo-ya brings a taste of Japan’s far south to Tokyo. All the staff hail from Hakata City—dig the Fukuoka dialect—and even local carpenters were flown up to give the restaurant the proper Kyushu feel. Each table has containers of the authentic Hakata condiment yuzusco, made from yuzu and chili peppers. The specialties of the house are the Kyushu chicken-and-vegetables hotpot known as mizutaki, and a plum-flavored motsu nabe stew (¥1,260). Other motsu dishes are available with shoyu and miso bases (¥980), as well as a katsuo variety that comes with a side of ponzu dipping sauce—yum! Elsewhere on the menu, there’s a bounty of fresh seafood flown in daily from Hakata’s renowned fish market—about 60 items in all, including a dozen or so daily specials.