Sukiyaki is a type of Japanese cuisine in which thinly sliced beef and vegetables are mixed and cooked slowly in a shallow iron pot. The meat and veggies are then dipped in to a small bowl of raw egg for the traditional Sukiyaki flavor and texture. Kakiyasu in Ginza serves a perfected authentic and delicious sukiyaki. Ladies dressed in kimonos give you such a proper and Japanese experience from beginning to end. I definitely recommend coming here if you want to try something traditional and delicious.
We couldn’t resist the sukiyaki lunch set that included a dessert for 2100yen. There was another sukiyaki lunch set for 1500yen but apparently the quality of meat they serve in the 2100yen course is higher + it comes with dessert so we decided to splurge a little. It almost felt like it wasn’t going to be enough meat when the plate first arrived, but it was the right amount overall with all the veggies hidden under the meat + the all you can eat rice. Highly recommend it. The sorbet dessert also provided the perfect balance to clean our palettes after the strong flavors of the sukiyaki.
Address // 7F, 7-9-15, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3289-3771
Website // www.kakiyasuhonten.co.jp
There are so many amazing places to get sweets and desserts in Japan but Senbikiya is one of the most famous dessert shops because of their high-quality premium fruits (which are inside of all of their desserts!). They also sell the fruits separately but they can get quite expensive, like 8400 yen for a watermelon… yikes!
Senbikiya has locations all over Tokyo but there are a few places where you can actually dine/tea at. We went to get dessert at their Ebisu location and it was definitely worth it. I love everything I’ve had from here. The strawberry short cake is perfect — not too sweet but sweet enough and with fresh strawberries. The mango pudding and fruit panna cotta were both delicious, while the waffle dessert pictured above was just ok (but the fresh mango and mango ice cream that came with it were yummy). Come here for tea time or dessert, you won’t be dissapointed.
Address // Atre 3F, 1-5-5, Ebisuminami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5475-8306
Website // www.senbikiya.co.jp
I love Korean food but I haven’t found THE place to go for it in Tokyo yet so if any of you have recommendations, please let me know! Anyhow, I found a decent sundubu (Korean Tofu) place. It’s in a slightly inconvenient location but the closest train stations are Jiyugaoka or Kuhonbutsu. This place has multiple kinds of sundubu jjigae and comes with all you can eat side dishes, stone cooked rice, and egg for 2000yen. (It’s 1500yen during lunch). Come here when you have sundubu cravings!
Address // 6-22-12, Okusawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5706-1069
Website // www.kochoo.jp
Come to Bake Shop for Sunday Brunch, they have a tasty breakfast selection with lots of seating both indoors and out. This place has a relaxing atmosphere and was fillied with young families and friends who were enjoying their weekend outings together. I had the huevos rancheros, the one you see at the very top for 1260yen. The scrambled egg plate was very well seasoned and cost 950yen and the quiche chicken plate was 1050yen. All in all, a nice brunch :) This place is on the 4th floor so it’s hard to see it but check it out if you’re craving some good breakfast/brunch.
Address // 4F, 2-16-29, Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3723-2040
Website // www.bakeshop.jp