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“Japanese garden restaurant beneath the Tokyo tower” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai

Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai
Ranked #1 of 10,528 Restaurants in Minato
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $56 - $132
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Japanese garden restaurant beneath the Tokyo tower”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

It's another Ukai series restaurant - the same atmosphere but smaller scale of Japanese garden but it's in the centre of Tokyo which makes most people convenient to visit. I prefer Tofu food than Toriyama or Chikutei meat - you don't need to cook yourself thus more relaxed time. There is also Tofu Ukai in Hachioji, which is also good food and bit cheaper menu for the same food. You can see some antique Japanese tofu making tools in the restaurant. Best to enjoy as tourists in Japan or for a quiet long lunch with friends.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank KJS1121
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Unparalleled Japanese ambiance. Great for first timers or old Tokyo pros”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Ancient looking garden and building all recently created to give you taste of old Japan. Cannot beat the view of Tokyo tower. Taken family and business clients many times. Food is very good but not gourmet. Probably to big a restaurant to have great food.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Megazord
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“AMAZING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I thing last time I was surprise like this, it was long long time ago!
The place is magic, is like a Chihiro journey on Tofu kingdom.
The food is an explosion of taste at every bites.
You cannot came by tokyo and not try this place!
Tofu amateur or connoisseur, you will look on it differently!

ITADAKIMASU!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Turlututuuu
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Stunning setting and great cultural experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This restaurant is one of my favorites in Tokyo. The Japanese garden surrounding the restaurant is a beautiful respite from the hetic city. This is a true Japanese experience with impeccably prepared food. Several courses are tofu, but even if you think you do not like tofu, you should give this restaurant a try as they specialize in tofu and the tofu dishes are delicious. Very traditional service and setting, so do not expect to be able to make subsitutions, etc. unless you call in advance (if you don't eat pork for example). Go for a long lunch for more affordable sets and better views of the gardens. Should try at least once while in Tokyo for the experience alone.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank GlobalMarlena
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Tokyo, Japan
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Food & Ambience is Great; Service Bad.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This place is very close to Tokyo Tower and has a great view of the tower which is lighted in the evening. It also has a great ambience and the food they serve is authentic. However, the service staff is very mechanical and they really do not care about clients. They are also inflexible. So be warned.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 Thank ILoveMakan
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