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“Excellent, Unusual and with a view”

Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai
Ranked #6 of 11,985 Restaurants in Minato
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$52 - US$121
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Shinbashi Shiodome, Odaiba
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Restaurants near tourist spots are often a trap of over priced underwhelming food. Ukai is next to the Tokyo Tower but isn't a tourist trap. There are lovely Japanese gardens and from the private room we had, a lovely sense of place. At the entrance, there were also handicrafts and cultural artifacts relating to the Girl's Day festival that was upcoming when we visited. But Ukai really outdid things when the food arrived. Elegantly served, unusual with a focus on tofu in some many ways, but also with good quality sushi and Japanese beef.

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Thank Simon T
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Very popular Tofu special course restaurant. You can enjoy luxuary
tatami room (actually independent barn)
dinner with your family. Foods are also awesome.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is in a nice Japanese environment with classic looking architecture and good service. The food is fancy and good. The soy tofu was tasty. I may not be the best judge of Japanese food so hard for me to distinguish between truly “five star” vs good. This was definitely at least very good.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

The moment you walk through the outside entrance your expectations are raised. The service and beauty right from the start just makes you feel like royalty. Try to come a little early before your reservation to tour around and take your pictures.

Food - 4
The delicate slow cooking style is just glorious. The flavors of the ingredients are apparent without extra added flavors. The purity of food is there. Must appreciate the silky smooth tofu that is there specialty. Also remember to drink some of their home brewed sake.

Service - 5
True kaiseki service. Door to door you are treated like royalty.

Atmosphere - 5
The interior and exterior of this restaurant is truly phenomenal thing about where they are located. The property value alone most be astronomical. Their inside garden and design is a blast from the past with a ground level view of Tokyo tower. There is a monthly/seasonal change to their Japanese doll design at the entrance, another nice touch.

If I’m fortunate enough I would love to come back in the spring to see and experience this place.

Thank skankymonk
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

we looked out this place prior to our trip and walked in without a reservation. After about 5 minutes, they were able to arrange a table for us. All meals are a set course with every course equally amazing to the one before or after it. The signature Tofu dish is seriously one of the greatest things I have ever eaten in my life. All table sittings were evenly spaced out and the atmosphere inside the restaurent is extremely tranquil, the peaceful nature I feel enhances the entire dining experience even more.

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