We had a reservation for 7 people for lunch on January 7th, 2017. We where celebrating my StepDad's 65th birthday. We had high hopes that this would be a wonderful experience because we read that this restaurant was run by Michiline-starred chef Ducan Roberson. However, it was an ok meal, expensive with bad service. And to top it all off we got intoxicated the day before traveling to Japan.
We arrived at 2:30, late for our reservation. We where not aware that going up the tower would take us 45 min. Fortunately for us, we were the only table at the restaurant. It seem like an abandoned restaurant.
We where greeted by a host who barely spoke english and immediately told us that they were closing the kitchen so we had to order. Es per her instructions we ordered from a limited menu, where the average price was 100Won, and some wine.
The waitress had a disheveled shirt full of wholes, that from my opinion has no place in a restaurant of such reputation. I brought it to her attention but, she replayed with little concern that she already knew. She made no effort to hide it. The waitress kept pushing to serve everything as fast as possible and kept repeating that they would close at 3 o'clock. However, we enjoyed our meal at our own pace even though we felt uncomfortable. The quality of the food seemed fine and we enjoyed the rest of the meal.
Around 11 o'clock the first member of my family started vomiting, at 4 o'clock 3 more members of my family where in line for the bathrooms of our airbnb. Non of us slept before or Japan Flight. My two younger brothers vomited through the flight and decided to stay in Tokyo one night before traveling to Kyoto, or final destination.
So in conclusion; due to what I suspect was a bad, overpriced, tasteless fish soup in a tourist trap restaurant (our mistake), members of my family got intoxicated, we had no sleep and we had to pay for a night in Tokyo because we where in no condition to travel.
I would not recommend this restaurant.
Juan Antonio Pelaez