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Cutlery Tsubaya

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Della G wrote a review May 2020
Coquitlam, Canada808 contributions241 helpful votes
We were referred to this specialty knife store by a British traveller while we were shopping in the Kappabashi kitchen street area. He stated that Tsubaya knife store had the best selection and offered high quality kitchen knives in Tokyo. The shop itself is very small and narrow and at best could only hold three to four maximum customers. Even then it was hard to maneuver inside. Small as the shop may be, they had an amazing open collection of knives on both sides of the wall and some in glass cases. You would have to be a connoisseur of specialty knives to appreciate owning one. The gentleman that we met by chance stated he always visit this shop when in Japan. We had a good visit but did not purchase any. One would have to do a little more homework before purchasing such a special expensive item.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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NormG1 wrote a review Nov 2019
East Brunswick, New Jersey96 contributions20 helpful votes
As the sales person said, in excellent English, "we have more than 1,000 knives..". The advantage of this store is that all of the knives are out for you to pickup and test balance. There's a a wooden slab to serve a pseudo cutting board so you test the rocking motion you would use. Most of the other knife stores in Kappabashi display their stock insde the box in a way that makes it harder to pick up test the feel of the knife in your hand. The stainless steel knives and the more rust-prone carbon steel knives are clearly marked. I return here every time I am in Tokyo to buy gifts. They also stock a large assortment of sharpening stones as well as the stone holders and the tools needed to keep the stone surfaces flat.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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David wrote a review Oct 2019
20 contributions10 helpful votes
The staff was very attentive to what I was asking for and provided many options that suited my needs. I went to a few stores in the area before deciding to buy here. I can't give enough praise to the worker who helped me out. My only complaint would be that the engraving of my name is not very visible on my Damascus blade. Still I highly recommend Tsubaya.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Sławomir B wrote a review Sep 2019
20 contributions2 helpful votes
Amazing places and very proffesional staff. I've bought there one of my favourite Japanese kitchen knife
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Ingo Scheider wrote a review Jul 2019
Hamburg, Germany102 contributions24 helpful votes
Somebody within TripAdvisor has said, this is Olivanders shop. And I fully agree. So I Must repeat this Headline. In the beginning you will be checked by the shop owner, what you might need, which knife might be fitting to you. And the knife is choosing you.... And the shop owner was done. It was not the expensive knife, it was the fitting one. We had to convince him, that we want two more knifes for different purposes. And all the time he was checking which knife was choosing us. We left totally satisfied this magic shop.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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