A meal prepared by Shinichi Akatsuka is a rare treat. The softly spoken chef is one of the city’s finest practitioners of kaiseki – Japanese haute cuisine with a focus on artful, seasonal, ceremonial and perfectly balanced food. His tranquil Gaienmae restaurant, which opened 12 years ago and now boasts two Michelin stars, offers the ideal setting for such beautiful fare – there are four elegant private rooms as well as counter seating facing a quiet garden. It’s hard to believe Chef Akatsuka when he says he could barely make miso soup when he left high school; not only is the chef today famed for his full-flavoured miso, but he’s also considered something of a genius when it comes to combining seasonal ingredients from around Japan, with an emphasis on fresh fish and other seafood.
My wife & I had the pleasure of having lunch at Sekihotei a couple of weeks ago & it was definitley a magical experience. We sat in a private room at a counter overlooking a very tranquil Japanese garden. The food & the service was flawless. If you want to enjoy Japanese cuisine at it finest then visiting Sekihotei is a must do while in Tokyo.
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