A modern, dimly-lit space with seating at a wooden counter or at tables with views over Tokyo (lncluding an impressive angle on Tokyo Tower), this robatayaki (charcoal grill) restaurant cultivates an upbeat atmosphere with drum-based Japanese festival music playing in the background. Seafood from Sendai province is the speciality, along with slow-cooked Wagyu beef, Kurobuta pork, and seasonal vegetables. Impeccable craftsmanship and plating are also integral to the Hinokiya experience. There's an extensive sake list which changes regularly, and the staff can recommend food pairings.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.