Malins fish and chips in Roppongi review

I finally made it to this restaurant today, 6 weeks after mentioning its existence.

My generally judgement would be that it was okay, and probably the best fish and chips and pie and chips you can get if you are eating out in Japan. The chips were proper British chips, the fish was proper British size, and there were mushy peas, malt vinegar, ketchup and tatare sauce to go with them. None of the food and accompaniments were any better than a local chippy in the UK, and I’d certainly want a much more moist meat pie and tastier batter if I was going to travel any further than locally back home, but this is after all Japan… Villis meat pies from Nissin supermarket are probably at least as good and it was a bit pricey at around 1400 yen each, but I’ll probably go back if they serve gravy (said to be coming soon) and brown sauce (neither provided nor mentioned). The pickled eggs and pickled onions which are part of the decor would also be something I would order if I could!

As a commenter says below, it’s right opposite Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi, so very easy to find. Follow the signs to Tokyo Midtown from the station platform but then take the street exit (8?) rather than the one that goes right into the basement of the building. Look across the street at little to your left and there it is. There are only about 10 seats, so might have to wait in the evenings. They also have some decent beers such as Samuel Smith ales at reasonable prices (650 yen), and the British classic rock radio playing in the background suited the atmosphere quite well.

Official website: Malins Fish and Chips


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mike on November 13, 2014 at 5:42 am

    I have been twice. It’s very clean and bright, and the staff are really friendly, but otherwise it seems very authentic.

    It’s directly opposite Midtown, on the main road.

    I got a large fish with a regular chips.

    They have bottled British beer. I had a pale ale today (Sam Smiths?) which was good.


  2. Posted by danslater on April 28, 2017 at 3:42 am

    Hmmm. No baked beans, stale chicken pie…and quite expensive.


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