English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 4 reviews)
Absolutely incredible food! No matter where you are in Tokyo this place is worth a visit! Best smoked makerel I have ever had, great dumplings (gyoza) and the rare kobe beef with spring onion, wasabe and salt is amazing! And a fair price! Can not recommend highly enough! First place I am going to ne...xt time I’m in Tokyo...
Visited May 2018
This restaurant was right next to our Airbnb and although we could not find too much about it online in terms of reviews, we decided to give it a shot. We are so happy we did, because it was such a charming little hidden gem tucked away on a side street in Udagawacho and it deserves a lot more atten...tion than what it currently has! The staff in the restaurant did not speak English, however they handed us an English menu the moment we walked in (with pictures of the various dishes), and they were incredibly warm and welcoming. Note that there is a 400 yen/person cover charge, which includes a small appetizer (salad). We were lucky enough to be seated right in front of the teppan grill, where we could interact with the chefs (in broken Japanese) and watch them work their magic. Although there was a language barrier, they were joking around with us and seemed to be having a great time. It was clear they put a lot of passion into what they do and that they enjoy their work, which added to our excellent experience. The dishes were all small share plates which allows you to order several. Between two of us, we managed to try five in total: the mixed sashimi plate, gyoza, beef tataki, pork okonomiyaki, and the potato salad topped with egg and (what I think was) crab meat. Everything we ate was prepared fresh and was an explosion of flavour. The beef tataki in particular was delicious and melted in our mouths. We could see the piece of beef before it went on to the grill to be seared, and it was a perfectly marbled, beautiful piece of beef. The okonomiyaki was also a very interesting combination of flavours, including egg, ginger, cheese, scallions, pork, a brown sauce, and dried fish flakes. Although this sounds like a very random combination of ingredients, they married together so well and every bite had the perfect balance of sweetness, saltiness, and umami. The restaurant's décor was traditional Japanese (including a few tables where you could sit in the traditional fashion on cushions), however there was a modern look to it. This was one of our favourite experiences in Tokyo, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for a tasty and reasonably priced meal in Shibuya.
Visited April 2018