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Ukaitei

5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture 150-0001, Japan
+81 3-5467-5252
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Ranked #14 of 4,434 restaurants in Shibuya
Price range: $49 - $98
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I visited Ukai on the last night of a short holiday in Japan. I chose Ukai as it is a Michelin starred teppenyaki and I thought that I'd be unlikely to find a Michelin starred teppenyaki outside Japan. We chose the a la carte options rather than the tasting menu because the previous night had been kaiseki... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Amazing service level Amazing food quality and taste Great choice of wine and liquor Dessert is amazing too.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

From the moment you step into this place, you know you are up to something special. The food here can only be described as AMAZING. I am a true lover of Japanese cuisine, but this place immediately jumps to my top three. I had never tasted meat so tender and juicy. The prawns were unreal, and the staff is highly... More

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Indonesia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

tried their lunch menu set even though we were upset they dont have tajima beef but they still served the best beef. The chef was nice and talkative. Overall if I go to Tokyo again, I will definitely come back there.

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La-Celle-Saint-Cloud, France
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

During our stay in Tokyo, we were invited in this restaurant, real kaiseki restaurant close to the Tokyo tower. As well as the same restaurant at Hachioji, the service, the quality of the cuisine and the Japanese garden are top. Personally, I prefer the restaurant Blanc - Rouge at the new Tokyo Station hotel, more fusion cuisine. But for those... More

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Esher, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great food, setting and service. Of the 5 or 6 teppanyaki places I've been to in Tokyo, Ukai-tei provided the best all round experience. The starters and teppanyaki steak were excellent, although no better than some others, and arguably not quite as good as at Keyakizaka, but it was a great overall dining experience. Unlike many restaurants in Japan, the... More

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Osmotherley
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Visited during 8 hour stop over en route for New Zealand. Easy access from airport to restaurant via overground/underground. Very very expensive restaurant. £250 for 3 of us . We had a private chef as were eating with another family we were travelling with. Cannot fault the quality or service and was a very agreeable and enjoyable (albeit shockingly expensive!)... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We started with the marinated lobster and grapefruit sauce(?). It went incredibly well together. Next was the grilled fish on mushroom soup. It has a very oriental taste and being Asian, I liked it very much. Chestnut soup was a little bit too flavourful, but it was fine as the portion was small. Finally, the beef, it was tender, melt-in-your-mouth... More

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Tokyo, Japan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I visited Omote Sando Ukaitei after Ginza Ukaitei. To my surprise, they are much better in term of service. They even offered a non-Japanese staff to attend to me despite I speak Japanese fluently. And sensing I wasn't comfortable with a non-Japanese staff, the Japanese staff quickly came to attend to me personally. How attentive they are! The beef and... More

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Reston, Virginia
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227 reviews 227 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Based on the title of my review, you may be asking, "Why only 4 stars?" While the steak was the most tender, delicious, melt in your mouth, better than any kobe I've ever had, the rest of the meal was quite tragic indeed. We started with their mushroom tempura and grilled lobster. Both appetizers were small portions and didn't taste... More

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