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Omotesando Ukai-tei

5-10-1 Jingumae , 5th Fl. Gyre Bldg.
Tokyo , Japan http://www.omotesando-ukaitei.jp/
81-3-5467-5252

Considered by some to be the best teppanyaki (iron grill) restaurant in Tokyo, Omotoesando Ukai Tei recreates the ambience of a 19th-century wealthy merchant home with marble floors, floor-to-ceiling panel paintings, antiques in glass display cases, and dark wood and upholstered furniture. City views can be seen through wall-sized windows or diners can watch their meal being prepared by white-jacketed chefs at the semi-circular open grill. Ukai-gyu beef (a meticulously fed black beef) is the house specialty, but seafood (including caviar-topped lobster cocktail) runs a close second, prepared in with Asian-European fusion techniques.

From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List

The glamorous Isetan department store’s <em>depachika</em> (basement food-floor) recently underwent a massive renovation, resulting in a gorgeous new array of food stands, chef’s counters and covetable ingredients. In addition to new outposts from celebrity chef Alain Ducasse and deluxe French cheese shop Marie-Anne Cantin, the floor now houses Omotenashi BAR, which serves <em>nihonshu</em> (the Japanese word for what Americans call sake) paired with small plates. The menu changes frequently and showcases dishes inspired by renowned Japanese restaurants.

We loved: Sake-friendly dishes based on specialties from , a restaurant in Kyoto.

Last updated 2012-04-05 09:25:05 UTC
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