Below you will find our eight favorite Tokyo restaurants. However, on this trip our most memorable dining experiences were at hotels.
Though the Park Hyatt Tokyo hotel is perhaps best-known for its New York Grill steakhouse, its contemporary Japanese restaurant Kozue is a quiet and elegant setting in which to enjoy a local meal with impeccable service. A variety of prix-fixe tasting menus is offered at dinner — which is when the view is best — ranging from the Shun menu, which is more in line with Western tastes with dishes like tuna, yellowtail and shrimp sashimi, followed by shabu-shabu beef, to the more adventurous Takumi menu, which includes selections such as deep-fried blowfish milt and wild boar hot pot. Menus change according to the seasons.
3-7-1-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; Tel. (81) 3-5323-3460.