Dinner Out: Fine Dining in Tokyo Featured

Tokyo is known for its fashion districts, neon lights and tasty food. Check out these restaurants if you're looking for a fine dining experience in Tokyo.

Tenko

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Tenko is a family-owned tempura restaurant tucked away in a little corner of Tokyo. Located at 3-1 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku, this restaurant doesn't have a website or a menu. If you go, your chef chooses the meal for you, serving one tempura piece at a time. A meal at Tenko is a traditional Japanese experience without the bells and whistles of many modern-day eateries. Here, you slow down and savour the lightly battered, delicate tempura, appreciative of the present moment.

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Kozue at Park Hyatt

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Along with its delicious Japanese cuisine, Kozue at Park Hyatt has incredible views of Mt. Fuji. The mountain serves as a backdrop to a modern setting that pays tribute to traditional Japanese culture with minimalist designs, dishware made by Japanese artisans and carefully curated meals. Kozue's seasonal menu serves fresh ingredients in hearty, filling dishes and its extensive sake list complements the meals nicely. Perfect for dinner for two or a larger party, this is one restaurant you will find yourself coming back to again and again.

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Kanda

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Don't let the understated exterior of the three-starred Michelin restaurant Kanda fool you. The simplistic entrance and minimalist architecture mask explosions of flavour from some of the freshest vegetables and fish available in Tokyo. With seasonal dishes and freshly sliced sushi, Kanda is the place to go if you are looking for flavour, freshness and a brief respite from the modern world.

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Hosokawa

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Hosokawa specialises in flavorful artisanal soba noodles. If you are in the area, stop by this demure restaurant, sit down at one of the four communal hardwood tables and enjoy a meal of soba along with mouth-watering starters prepared by talented chefs. Hosokawa also serves traditional sobagaki porridge, with thick nori seaweed on the side. If you're looking for authentic Japanese cuisine and homemade noodles, then this is the restaurant for you.

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Ukai-tei

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Watch a chef prepare food in front of your eyes at the Michelin-starred restaurant, Ukai-tei. Teppanyaki, or food made in front of you, is a full sensory experience that is considered to be part of enjoying a meal. Placed on the top floor of the Chanel building, Ukai-tei also offers stunning views of Tokyo at night. The menu blends Japanese cuisine with international flavours and an evening here is something that you won't forget.

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