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 up a fusion of flavors that can neither be defined as solely Japanese or French cuisine but uses the techniques of both. NARISAWA in Aoyama is the ideal choice for those in search of fine-dining that will excite the senses and leave you in awe. The deceptively simple decor here belies overall attention to detail that culminates in seasonal cuisine dishes that combine organic and sustainable ingredients. A true fusion of Japanese culture and French technique is offered here, in dishes that are exquisite in taste and visually beautiful as well. A visit to this multiple award-winning restaurants is for all those who are looking to explore new tastes.
Chef Joel Robuchon's name is synonymous with fine French cuisine, making his restaurants some of the most famous in the world. In fact, in 1990 he was voted Chef of the Century, and in 1994 his restaurant in Paris was voted Best in the World. Needless to say, dining at a Robuchon restaurant is a very special experience. Joel Robuchon now also has several ateliers (workshops), the Tokyo branch of which opened in 2003. 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 kitchen, where they can watch the chefs prepare dishes right in front of them. The food is contemporary French and can safely be said to be both very delicious and very expensive. The menu is seasonal and changes daily, and reservations are highly recommended, though sometimes a few seats are saved just for walk-ins.
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.
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.
Located in the Hotel Imperial, Les Saisons has a respectable reputation and is known for its variety and the chef's fearless experimentation. Chef Thierry Voisin has breathed a refreshing life into the restaurant, making Les Saisons a must-visit French restaurant once again; no mean feat considering this is a city with more than its fair share of fine French dining. All the classics are here - French sole, lobster, loin of beef - and the luxurious dining room setting contributes to an elegant dining experience.
Known for its elegant continental fare and an extensive wine cellar, this is the area's signature restaurant. The decor is sumptuous and nearly all of the 50 tables have a view of Tokyo Bay with the night skyline especially stunning. Specialty appetizers are available. Typical mains are char-broiled isaki fish with Moroccan spice and roasted rack of French lamb with ginger sauce.
The cuisine is international and the food healthy. That's what Stellato takes pride in. An ideal spot for a business dinner or a romantic evening. Whatever your reason may be to dine here, the ingredients and recipes from around the world will surely promise your taste-buds a memorable trip.
Ryutenmon, situated in the Tokyo Westin Hotel, is a city institution and is widely believed to serve the best Chinese food in Tokyo. They serve a high-quality version of all the classics - from the dim-sum cart at lunch to the succulent pork belly for dinner, and the restaurant draws in an anticipatory crowd most nights. For refreshment, there is a good wine list, as well as a selection of Chinese spirits and carefully chosen teas. Private rooms are available; book ahead for reservations.
Lawry's The Prime Rib is an upscale dining destination that specializes in premium-quality, slow-cooked ribs that have been marinated with a signature spice blend. The restaurant is a meat-eaters dream, serving five unique cuts of meat - English, Tokyo, California, Lawry, and Diamond Jim Brady. Steak lovers can choose the USDA Angus steaks while seafood enthusiasts won't be disappointed with the ocean-fresh seafood like the splurge-worthy Canadian whole lobster. The course menu features a standard and special menu at JPY2000 and JPY3000 respectively. These include the spinning bowl salad and mashed potato on the side. There are eight private rooms that can accommodate between six to 48 guests, making this an ideal business choice as well as a gourmet dining spot.
Legato is one of the newest restaurants in Tokyo that offers the luxury of penthouse dining and a view of the Tokyo tower. The ambience is laid-back with a strong theatrical decor and some influences of the old world. Despite the old decor the food served is as modern as it gets. The wine list is endless and the food served is basically Vietnamese. The appetizers are lip-smacking and the Vietnamese style pork spring roll is one of the best you can have in Tokyo. Also served are different vegetables cooked in the Chinese style.