In 2013, traditional Japanese cuisine, or washoku, was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. At Tokitarazu, you can enjoy kaiseki, traditional course menus featuring seasonal washoku ingredients that are specially selected and sourced directly from the producers. The kaiseki-inspired authentic cuisine at Tokitarazu is made from fresh ingredients from all over Japan. The seafood is delivered every day from Toyosu Market and local fishermen around Japan. The dashi (broth), serving as the base for most of the dishes, is delicately prepared every day from Hidaka kombu kelp, which is considered one of the finest ingredients for making dashi. In addition, Tokitarazu boasts a rare, global prize-winning Japanese sake collection, as well as a wide selection of Japanese shochu, wine and liquor that go well with all kinds of dishes. English menu and service is available.
Seasonal cuisine from ¥780, traditional Japanese-style dish from ¥680, fresh fish directly shipped from producer ¥1,200.
¥4,500: 8-Course Special “Tokitarazu Hand-Picked Land & Sea Bounty”
Experience an authentic kaiseki meal crafted using ingredients directly sourced from the mountains and seas by the artisan chefs at Tokitarazu, featuring fresh sashimi and tempura.
¥6,000: 12-Course Special “Tokitarazu Hand-Picked Land & Sea Bounty”
With this 12-course meal, you will experience the sophisticated taste of fish sashimi, kamameshi (a hearty rice dish with meat and vegetables) and salt-baked fresh fish.
¥8,500: 9-Course Special “Sankai Houjun – Suppon Hot Pot” (menu changes depending on the season)
Includes appetizer of sweetened boiled kumquats, rape flower dressed with mustard and 3 color fritters; dried young sardines with seaweed from Hayama; Tokitarazu’s assorted sashimi; assorted seasonal tempura; suppon hotpot-with rice gruel seasoned with soy sauce; original pickles fermented in rice bran; dessert
LEARN HOW TO MAKE KAISEKI
Tokitarazu offers kaiseki-making lessons in English on Saturdays and Sundays. Weekday classes are available on request. Visit their website to check out seasonal recipes. Click on “Discounts and Special Offers” below to read about the discount offered. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03-6277-1577.
Address: 5-1-39 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:30-15:00 (LO 14:30), Sunday & National Holidays 12:00-15:00 (LO 14:30)
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 18:00-24:00 (LO 23:00), Sunday & National Holidays 16:00-22:00 (LO 21:00)
Please note the restaurant has irregular holidays and is closed for the New Year holiday period.
Kaiseki lessons: www.tokitarazu.com/school
With every food order, you can receive a free Japanese sake tasting set including three kinds of sake (60ml each) awarded in the IWC Sake Competition (must be claimed together with food order).