Itamae Gokoro Kikuura, Nishi Shinjuku 板前心 菊うら 西新宿
Kikuura is a friendly, unpretentious Japanese restaurant in Nishi Shinjuku. Their food has a lot of thought put into it and is of very good quality. The kimono clad servers are also delightful. Amazingly, the set pictured here is just 5,000 yen per head. I would highly recommend Kikuura as a place to take visiting friends for an authentic Japanese meal.
Abalone with its miso (guts) mixed with vinegar
"Moriawase" of starters
Sashimi. The accompanying sliced vegetable had an amazing texture. The uni (sea urchin) was delicious - sweet and none of that funky taste that you often get
Rice and miso soup. The miso had some bony fish and negi (spring onion) in it giving it a very pleasant flavour