Tetsuya Wakuda's Tokyo address book

Photography: CHRIS CHEN

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THE SUSHI
Shintaro

Tokyo's best edomae sushi.
B1F Mori Building, 7-5-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku
+81 3 3574 9936

Harada
This eight-seat sushi restaurant has an amazing variety of ingredients.
7-4-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku
+81 3 3289 3671

THE BAR
Monde Bar
This up-and-comer is a very comfortable space.
B1F Shokin Building, 8-11-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku
+81 3 3574 7004

THE WINE BAR
Chinois (Ginza)
Owned by Mr Shibuya, the pioneer of wine bars in Tokyo.
B1F Orient Building, 6-4-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku
+81 3 3571 3108

THE YAKITORI
Toriyoshi
Traditional and casual yakitori.
Yajima Building, 2-8-6 Kami-meguro, Meguro-ku
+81 3 3716 7644

Tori Hann
Old-establishment and refined yakitori
6-6-19 Ginza, Chuo-ku
+81 3 3571 4509

THE TEPPANYAKI
Keyakizaka
One of the best hotel teppanyaki places in Tokyo
Grand Hyatt Hotel, 6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku
+81 3 4333 8782

Kaika
Very fine, and lunch is exceptionally good value.
4F, 6-8-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku
+81 3 5537 7061

THE KAISEKI
Kanetanaka

A very old establishment, with first class food and service.
7-18-17 Ginza, Chuo-ku
+81 3 3541 2556
www.kanetanaka.co.jp

Ginza Koju
Best kaiseki in Tokyo style.
1F, No. 2 Sanyu Building, 8-5-25 Ginza, Chuo-ku
+81 3 6215 9544
 
THE TEMPURA
Mikawa
Chef and owner Saotome is a master of tempura.
Roppongi Hills Residence B, 6-12-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku
+81 3 3423 8100

Raku-Tei
Calmest tempura restaurant I've ever been to.
Akasaka Music-Inn, 6-8-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku
+81 3 3585 3743

THE MONJAYAKI
Misono, Tsukishima

There are many monjayaki in Tsukishima, but this is authentic. You can have great okonomiyaki, too.
Tsukishima Nakamchi Syotengai Yonbangai, Tsukishima 3-15-12, Chuo-ku
+81 3 3532 0548
 
THE BACKSTREET SOBA
Kobikicho Yuzukamiya
The smallest soba place I've ever been to. A husband/wife operation, just fantastic!
1-22-14 Ginza, Chuo-ku
+81 3 3567 0838

Shinagawa Okina
Easy to find, casual and inexpensive soba restaurant.
1-8-14 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku
+81 3 3471 0967

Kanda Yabu Soba
The oldest soba place in Tokyo.
2-10 Kanda Awaji-cho, Chiyoda-ku
+81 3 3251 0287

THE ODEN
Otafuku

Local hero oden place.
1-6-2 Senzoku, Taito-ku
+81 3 3871 2521

Nakagawa
Traditional but also modern oden restaurant.
2-12-3 Kanda Suda-cho, Chiyoda-ku
+81 3 3251 6321

KAPPO
Kadowaki

The service and the food are next to none, Kappo style.
1F, 2-7-2 Azabu-Juban, Minato-ku
+81 3 5772 2553

Yukimura
In winter time, try the famous Kani Kaiseki (Crab Kaiseki).
3F Takayanagi Building, 1-5-5 Azabu-Juban, Minato-ku
+81 3 5772 1610

Rokusan-Tei
Contemporary kappo.
8-8-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku
+81 3 3571 1763
www.rokusantei.jp
 
STEAK
Aragawa
The ultimate steakhouse, expensive but worth it.
B1F Hankyu Kotsu Building, 3-3-9 Shinbashi, Minato-ku
+81 3 3591 8765

THE FRENCH
Dons de la Nature

Simply elegant.
B1F Kawai Building, 1-7-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku
+81 3 3563 4129
www.dons-nature.jp

Maxivin
Maxivin's owner is a well-known sommelier; his food and wine matching is amazing.
7-21-22 Roppongi, Minato-ku
+81 3 5775 1073
www.maxivin.com

L'osier
The most established, and best, French restaurant in Tokyo. Very hard to get a booking.
7-5-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku
+81 3 3571 6050
www.shiseido.co.jp/losier

Quintessence
Tokyo's hottest 3-Star Michelin restaurant. Amazing!
1F Barbizon 25 Building, 5-4-7 Shirokane-dai, Minato-ku
+81 3 5791 3715
www.quintessence.jp







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