- Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Pan-Asian & Pacific Rim
A Japanese restaurant with a difference. Gone are the cliches of kimono-clad, bowing waitresses tottering along on wooden clogs yelling "Konban-wa!" This small but snazzy diner is decked out in contemporary decor and offers not just classic Japanese but some cutting-edge culinary offerings too. Packed as it is with young, well-heeled locals and businessmen, this must be the city's most fashionable Japanese restaurant. (Check out what look like noodle-clad walls by designer Tony Chi.) Whether dining along a long bench, facing the busy chefs, or at the side tables, expect the unexpected; the finest quality slabs of sashimi, artfully hand-rolled sushi, succulent foie gras rolls, or tasty soba noodles. Hot dishes include grilled salmon, done to perfection. Don't pass up the desserts such as sago with fresh melon; they're the perfect ending to a superb lunch or supper.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010