5 great Kaiseki and Japanese restaurants Tokyo

Tofuya Ukai

4-4-13 Shiba Koen
Minato-ku
+81 (0)3-3436-1028
ukai.co.jp

At the foot of Tokyo Tower, you can enjoy a full course tofu meal while gazing at a gorgeous Japanese garden. The tofu served at this restaurant is made in Hachioji, using exquisite water. They also serve a comprehensive selection of sakes that pair nicely with your meal.

Kikuura

7-16-3 Nishi-Shinjuku

Shinjuku-ku

+81 (0)3-5389-5581

kikuura.com

A small restaurant that serves superb meals at reasonable prices. If you go there at lunch, you can also order donburi (a bowl of rice with a topping) at an even more reasonable price. Bag a seat at the counter so you can watch the chef at work in the open kitchen.

Kanetanaka

AT: C ERULEAN TOWER TOKYUHOTEL
26-1 Sakuragaokacho
Shibuya-ku
+81 (0)3-3476-3420
kanetanaka.co.jp

There are two restaurants in the Cerulean Tower. The one in the basement occupies a 50-square-metre room that overlooks the Noh theatre. They only accept groups of two to sixteen people every evening (two groups for lunch). The other one, Kanetanaka-so, is on the second floor, and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Kurumaya Bekkan

3-21-1 Shinjuku
Shinjuku-ku
+81 (0)3-3352-5566
kuruma-ya.co.jp

This restaurant used to be a salon for authors during the Showa Period. On the ground floor, they serve teppanyaki. Sukiyaki (beef and vegetables cooked in soy sauce, sake, and sugar), shabu shabu (thinly-sliced beef and vegetables boiled in water) and other Japanese dishes are served upstairs.

Kuon

1-14-15 Ebisu-Minami
Shibuya-ku ➁
+81 (0)3-3793-1319
ku-on.com

A quiet and cosy restaurant on a back street in this busy area. It may also be the perfect place to celebrate your anniversary as the price/quality ratio of their meals is outstanding. They also have an à la carte menu (a-ra-ka-ru-to in Japanese) that changes every month.

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