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“if you want to avid sushi for once......”
Review of Rokukakutei

Rokukakutei
Ranked #603 of 8,041 Restaurants in Chuo
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Reviewed July 15, 2013

impeccable service, the chef will prepare small skewers of tasty food for you. When served, the skewer will point to one of the 5 sauces you have in from of you, indicating which one you should use. They will keep serving you until you let them know that you are OK and you pay by the skewer so.... Wine list is good, but you can eat this with Beer without any problem.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

This tiny restaurant in Ginza confirmed how great food can be in Tokyo. We sat at the bar, facing the chef as he cooked dish after dish, and totally enjoyed the experience. Food was awsome, varied and fresh. Everyhing I had hoped for. Wine list is impressive, but let yourself be guided by the chef's suggestion....you will smile.

Really a great place.

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Reviewed April 12, 2010

We were searchiing for something other than sushi in Ginza. And we had heard of Rokukakutei in the Koji Building.

We've had a lot of problem finding recommended restaurants in Tokyo--so here are our specific directions. To find it, it's about two blocks away from the Ginza B5(?) exit. You'll know you're at the right Koji Building when you see a 3 level Barney's Department Store there. Rokukakutei is on the fourth floor of this sand colored, beautiful building--in a corner with dark glass and an elevated step to the door. The same floor has 5-6 other restaurants--hardly any with English signage. Rokukakutei is the only one that opens at 14:00 (2pm). We waited, and they opened promptly at 2 pm. The opening time seemed unusual--but it worked for us perfectly, as it was a Monday--and we were the only customers for our chef.

We were seated at the counter and the chef explained how the meal worked in passable English. There was no menu for food or drinks. We would be given a variety of skewers at the chef's discretion. He asked if there was anything we didn't like. Then he said to warn him about a skewer or two in advance when were wanted to tail off the flow. We ordered two beers and a sake--which were all amazing. The beers were smooth and small bubbled, with a micro froth. The sake (by the glass, and chilled) was clean and delightful. It was handmade from Kyoto. They gave us a complimentary vegetable bowl--some of the veggies in there were really nice--like Tomatos from Kumamoto. I guess they don't need summer for amazing tomatoes.

The skewers all had the same breading--they came fairly fast. Really fresh, hot, and tasty. On our plate, the chef laid out a flatbread (Kavli from Norway). You can eat it, like my mom did--and he'll replace it. But it's really to lay the skewers on top (soaks up the oil and prevents steaming I think). There is also a plate with about 4-5 sauces and 2 salts adjoining our skewer plate. The chef would lay the stick end of the skewer pointing into his recommended dipping sauce.

The skewers included bamboo shoot, ground peas (my favorite), beef with onion, beef tenderloin with shiso, some sort of blossom, scallops (a favorite), crab with wasabi, plant seeds with vegetarian insides, pork with ginger and snowpea, rice, and various beautifully coiled small portions of fish. When we signaled we were getting full, the chef brought out a platter and showed us some remaining choices (I guess there are about 20 options in all) and we got to pick our finales. The breading was light and not at all fattening/heavy--the perfect temperature was used in their oil. We also had one dessert that came in a shot glass (3 other options): it was soy of some sort--really tasty. The total bill was about 23,500 for the three of us (about $90 per person?).

Although the cost was higher than we would have guessed (as non experts to this style of eating), we felt that it was worth it. Everything was lovingly prepared. In such a place, you have to trust in your chef to order drinks and come up with the order of skewers. It was a totally new experience for we Americans--and we were satisfied but not feeling heavy/fat after it.

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