Eat only opened in May 2016 and were we ever so fortunate to have been led to it by the concierge at our hotel (Grand Hyatt), who by the way is generally very up on the restaurant scene in Tokyo. Like many of Tokyo's best restaurants, Eat is a tad hard to find off the street, as it is just off of the main road and down some stairs - very non-description, which kind of adds to the allure. Once you open the door, you know from first glance that you found a special place. It is a small, open kitchen in the center, surrounded by a beautifully simple and stunning wooden bar/seating area. Probably the whole place seats no more than 25. You instantly get the feeling that you are walking into a Japanese foodie's paradise - and you are! Each small dish we sampled was as perfect as the next - from the fried oyster, which was large, just the right amount of crunch on the outside and soft runny briny inside - to the bbq on open flame whole rockfish, which was absolutely delightful , we picked each buttery morsel of the fish with our chopsticks. It turned out the owner Ken Sato was eating across from us the evening we were there, and he wound up recommending an incredible bottle of sake, as well as a couple of dishes - bbq Kobe beef thinly sliced almost like sashimi and placed over flavored rice with a raw egg on top, as well as a fried tofu shell stuffed with flavored rice and ginger topped with freshly shaved truffles, which was otherworldly. Watching each dish being expertly prepared right in front of your only enhances the experience. I just can't say enough about this place, other than we can wait to come back!
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