MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Call it a trip to Tokyo without the tariff. This dark and sophisticated izakaya is tucked down a side street in bustling midtown. Once inside, grab an intimate table for two or join the crowd at the open kitchen counter surrounding the smoky robata grill. The waiters talk up the omakase, but it’s worth trusting your own instincts to guide you on a personalized tour through their authentic offerings. The sukiyaki is a must-try seasonal special of tender marbled beef served in a hot pot bobbing with a beaten egg, tofu, vegetables and noodles. Other favorites may include smoky bamboo shoots fresh off the robata with shaved bonito; as well as their legendary tsukune, a tender ground chicken meatball brushed with teriyaki and dipped in raw egg.