The Michelin Guide has consistently awarded more stars to Tokyo dining establishments than any other city in the world. I created this blog as my personal Tokyo restaurant guide, but I hope you will also enjoy reading it. If you have been to any of the same places feel free to leave some comments about your own experiences.
Sunday, 7 April 2013
If you are looking for a place to PIG OUT, I've found it for you. If you order their 6,000 yen course, Chef's Table in Azabu Juban will, I absolutely guarantee you, provide you with so much food you will be screaming for mercy. The cooking is good, honest South American inspired fare that impresses with its generosity both in the size and the attitude. I am a big eater by most standards and I usually like a big course menu, but I would be more than satisfied with just ordering an entree, main and dessert from the menu. You'll notice there's no picture of dessert as my dining partner and I just couldn't go there after stuffing in that steak. However, if you are breaking a diet or need to add 30kgs for a movie role then go for it! It's a very small restaurant so bookings would be advisable.
When I booked at Kisentei for a business dinner, I knew that I was going to pay through the nose. Nevertheless there's nothing like a 130,000+ yen bill (five heads) to focus one's mind on whether cost-performance was achieved. Don't get me wrong, the food at this, the Tokyo Midtown member of the Imahan group (whose Yurakucho branch I reviewed last year) was fine. However there was nothing that really stood out as being particularly good, and I think for that price there should be something that really knocks your socks off. Even the wagyu was, well you know, only kind of nice.
Ah, the ennui of Tokyo Eater...