Heichinro is one of the oldest, most well known Cantonese restaurants in Chinatown. And with seven floors to choose from, it is also one of the largest. It is known as the granddaddy of Chinatown, and its popularity makes reservations a must. The first floor is famous for its immense variety of dim sum. As with all Chinatown's best dining spots, Heichinro's prices reflect the superb quality of both its food and its service. It has a great lunch menu, which is priced a bit more economically. Heichinro is situated about a block away from the Holiday Inn Yokohama, and is about a leisurely ten-minute walk from Ishikawacho Station.
Using a minimalist but highly artistic approach to food, Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa offers a fusion of flavors that cannot be defined as solely Japanese or French, rather a brilliant blend of both. NARISAWA in Aoyama is the ideal choice for those in search of fine dining that promises to excite your senses and leave you in awe. The deceptively simple decor here belies the scrumptious meals on offer. The chef’s attention to detail culminates in seasonal cuisine dishes that combine organic and sustainable ingredients. Sample the exotic menu, which changes seasonally, and relish some of the finest Japanese wines on offer at Japan’s premier fine dining restaurant, Narisawa.
Chef Joel Robuchon's name is synonymous with fine French cuisine, making his restaurants some of the most famous in the world. Needless to say, dining at L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon is a very special experience. Instead of the setup of a traditional restaurant, with tables evenly spread out, most of the diners at this unique venue are seated at a large bar that surrounds the open kitchen. The food is contemporary French and can rightly said to be both very delicious and very expensive. Along with prix fixe lunch and dinner menus, the restaurant offers a tasting menu, a discovery menu and a la carte menu. Reservations are highly recommended as it is a popular place among gastronomes.
The Streamer Coffee Company is a chain of coffee stores that has garnered raves for its delightful lattes, espressos and more. Not only does the company roast and refine their own coffee beans, but they ensure that the beans are of the highest quality, to begin with. It’s not surprising that the coffee company enjoys a loyal fan base, especially considering that it’s the brainchild of Hiroshi Sawada, the 2008 champion of Free Pour Latte Art Championship. Industrial chic setting with comfortable sofas, long tables and brightly lit room creates the perfect convivial vibe to enjoy a cup of latte here.
Helmed by Chef Nozomu Yamai, Seisoka is Tokyo’s two-Michelin-star culinary gem. With the philosophy of showcasing Japan’s delectable seasonal offerings, the restaurant presents a mélange of both traditional and modern dishes. Following Kaiseki tradition, the changing seasons allow for the inclusion of seasonal ingredients to the preparations, which add to the charm and authenticity of the cuisine. In summer, for instance, diners can expect a rejuvenating combination of eggplant and delectable rice. Additionally, the careful attention to detail, which includes attaining the perfect temperature and texture with respect to the season, elevates each dish to culinary art.
This famous ryotei, or traditional Japanese restaurant, is known for its impressive lineage of skillful, experienced chefs doling out traditional Kaiseki cuisine for generations. Adorned with minimalist, yet elegant décor, the restaurant offers the perfect ambiance for a traditional Kaiseki sit-down. One of the best-of-its kind, the restaurant offers flavorful dishes such as the must-try hamo skin on rice with the hamo skin salty-sweet. Do sample these delicacies with traditional beverages and partake in the famed Urasenke Tea Ceremony. A dining experience at Tsujitome is one for the bucket list.
With a focus on authentic French cuisine paired with an impressive selection of wines, Comptoir Missago features a space saturated in soft lights and an elegance which is not restricted to the appearance of just the intimate interior. Serving a variety of French dishes that are cooked to perfection, the establishment prides itself on regaling guests with food that is not just delectable but is also aesthetically pleasing. Pick from an assortment of items like seasonal shellfish dressed in wild vegetable salad, sapphire collagen risotto, and white asparagus combined with sauteed foie gras among others. Complete with pleated curtains and upholstered chairs, Comptoir Missago is quickly rising among the ranks by providing not just a magnificent smorgasbord of delights to feast on, but also friendly and efficient service aimed at maximizing the comfort of the guests.
Set in an incognito black wooden building, Kagurazaka Ishikawa is chef and owner, Hideki Ishikawa, labor of love. This highly acclaimed restaurant serves modern Kaiseki where fresh seasonal ingredients are the shining stars. It features four private rooms and a small counter for three where you can watch the chef create the dishes in front of you. The dim lights accentuate the wooden accents and give it a warm glow. There is no menu to follow but what the chef cooks for the night. Children who are 12 years and above are allowed. Reservations are highly recommended.
At this Japanese restaurant you can sit at the counter and enjoy a full course meal at a fairly low price. This comprises ten exquisitely prepared dishes that will give you the subtle flavors of Japanese culinary flair. A complete array of Japanese dishes, from soba to kushiyaki (skewered vegetables, meat or fish), is offered. You can also order a la carte. If you want a nice, relaxed evening of Japanese food and drink, this place is ideal.
Yamazato, another of Hotel Okura's restaurants, offers two distinct kinds of dining; slip into one of the secluded booths and enjoy the a la carte menu. Or diners can sit at the counter and watch the chefs and they expertly prepare fresh tempura. There are also private function rooms available, perfect for business or small parties, and there is a good selection of sake available.
If you are looking for a late meal, Hama serves full dinners even after 1a. Seating capacity is 40 including two private dining areas. The interior resembles a private club, samples from the wine collection are displayed in gleaming wooden cabinets. The Ginza Season Menu is popular and features an appetizer, clams, vegetable sauté, choice of sirloin or tenderloin steak and choice of fried or garlic rice. End your meal with dessert and coffee. Specialty a la carte dishes include fresh abalone, a glass or bottle of Hama's house wine.