English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 54 reviews)
If you are reading this review you have likely been brought here by tales of magical Japanese fruit...it's the greatest in the world, it will redefine fruit...blah blah blah...look, it's solid fruit...is it an experience to spend $30 on a small fruit platter, sure it is...will you never want to eat ...fruit in your home country again? No...Everything was like a 7/10 fruit...the watermelon, for example, was way better than the average one I get at home but nowhere near one of the rare great ones I've also gotten at home...and everything is like that...it's a lovely experience, the service is typically Japanese (i.e good) but it's not a place I'd go again...if the fruit was transcendent, I'd go daily...but it's merely good.
Visited September 2019
“An amazing shop”
As ‘face’ is so extremely important in most Asian countries a good gift is of importance when you would like to maintain as well as cultivate a good relationship. One of the best ways is to give a nicely wrapped gift basket & the best ones are to be found at Sembikiya (the same store that sells mel...ons at 16.000¥ a piece). Mind you; they do offer more than expensive melons and a gift from this store will be highly appreciated.
Visited November 2018
“An afternoon team”
Pop up here for an afternoon team with my wife, very well presentation and great taste. The restaurant has a great ID which consists of JP touch.
Visited January 2016
“The good old traditions.....just never die in some places”
Say Swnbikiya to any Japanese person and they are bound to shake their head in approval!!!! It's famous, lives up to everything perfect and Japanese and the only place you are guaranteed sweet fruit! Now tell me how can you dislike this place? Happily they have restaurants in some shops and this one... the De'meter lives up to that perfect reputation. I visited for lunch and came out feeling happiness:) knowing some good things just never change. And the icing on the cake .... Sure the food was great.... But the elderly waiter Mr. Ihara! He was like a waiter version of Frank Sinatra, all about his waiting tables in the old Meiji style. So proud of his job he made you feel like a King at lunch! Hope they will keep him and his traditions and pride going!!!
Visited January 2014