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Rakushokushu Maru

5-50-8 Jingumae | B1 aAoyama KT Building, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture 150-0001, Japan
+81 3-6418-5572
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Ranked #146 of 4,434 restaurants in Shibuya
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Jul 27, 2014
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15 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Part of the Tokyo experience is being on an ongoing adventure in unfamiliar surroundings. Though like many reviewers have pointed out -- the restaurant is difficult to find -- it was certainly worth the hunt. We sampled from the pre-fixe menu that offered a wide variety of Japanese cuisine. Our favorite was the shashimi, but the other selections didn't disappoint.... More

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Delicious food. Friendly staff. Reasonably priced. Excellent value for money. Only drawback is that if you chose the menu you need at least 1 1/2 hours Also the place is very difficult to find!

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Once you finally find it you are so relieved that I think you feel it's incumbent upon you to like it. Don't fall for that. I ordered off the ala carte menu at the counter after telling the man behind the counter, "no tofu no miso." They speak some English here, a rarity ANYWHERE in Tokyo. The first thing they... More

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We selected the degustation here, so I can't speak for the other food. We were seated at the counter and were able to enjoy watching the chefs at work. Goodness me the presentation is elaborate. We are talking flowers, autumnal leaves, etc. of course the service standards are very high, as in most of tokyo I've experienced. However, the flavours... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

A small, hard to find spot but it is worth the expedition. We chose the 5000 yen set menu and were not disappointed. The house sake was excellent , they have an English friendly menu and the service was top notch. Each selection was beautifully prepared. This was a great dining experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

A bit hard to find. Does not show it's english friendly service from the street but readilly does upon entering. Simple comfortable sophisticated atmoshere. Great hospitality. Food quality is totally excellent. The tasting menu is a very well done. Beauiful preparation, great flavors!!! Would recommend it unequivically. Would love to come back. Come early and explore the very interesting neighborhood... More

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Top Contributor
250 reviews 250 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We came here and tried the set menu for 2. It was fabulous and for nearly 2 hours we were brought course after course, sashimi, duck, sea urchin, chicken noodle broth, each dish wAs beautiful and tasty, we also ordered some of the wagyu beef. Desserts were lovely mango pannacotta. We had beer and tea and overall the bill was... More

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Ulm, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Try the tasting menus for around 5000 and you will be heaven. Nice small place with brilliant atmosphere.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Absolutely fell in love with this restaurant while in Tokyo in January 2013. I would go so far to recommend this over some of the Michelin starred restaurants in Tokyo - after our first visit we couldn't wait to go back. Definitely recommend the tofu - melt in your mouth stuff and incomparable to any tofu I have ever had.... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Rakushokushu Maru is harder to find than Narnia, but the meal, the sake and the service is well worth the trouble. I was traveling alone, and eating at the bar. I probably violated dozens of Japanese codes of conduct, but the staff was very friendly and attentive - and the food defies description. Even for Japan, the meal was precise,... More

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