An elevated culinary show

If you’re in Tokyo with a hankering for meat, expect to be satiated at Sazanka, The Okura Tokyo’s traditional teppanyaki restaurant. Prepared in front of you by a team of exuberant teppan chefs who make something of a performance on their sizzling hotplates, a meal here is a moving experience. And if you’re craving more than juicy wagyu, some of Tokyo’s finest seafood and seasonal vegetables can also be found on the grill.

Teppanyaki, one of Japan’s healthier meat-based cuisines, is a less-formal, more-amusing form of Japanese hospitality. It’s intimate and unique. In the relaxed atmosphere, Sazanka diners can sit back and enjoy the lively culinary show at lunch or dinner. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer Central Tokyo vistas that are nearly as memorable as the fine cuisine.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Sazanka is next-level teppanyaki — quite literally. From its elevated Okura Tokyo Hotel porch, patrons feast on the extraordinary view of Tokyo. An elegant and minimal design also means the focus remains on the vista and the food.
  • The combination of course menus, sommelier-selected wines and culinary theatre-style service means Sazanka is a dinner and a show served at a leisurely pace. It’s a deliciously unique social experience.
  • A perfect place for an intimate dinner, the restaurant consists of u-shaped counter bars around the teppancounter, which is presided over by your own chef.
  • In addition to the counter design, five private rooms for parties and meetings are also available for reservation.
  • Being located in The Okura Tokyo means that, after dinner, you can wonder down to the famous Orchid Bar for an imaginative post-meal cocktail.

The Food

  • Teppanyaki is served in the authentic style: a simple preparation of high-quality food. Sazanka serves some of the finest meats and seafood in Tokyo. The kitchen sources the highest-quality wagyu beef from selected farms.
  • Dishes here are generously sized and the course menus are a feast. You’ll never leave Sazanka feeling hungry.
  • Along with the meat, the fresh seafood offerings include Japanese spiny lobster and, depending on the seasons, Hokkaido crab and toothfish.
  • As with all good teppanyaki meals, garlic fried rice is served at the end. Sazanka’s version is some of the best you’ll have. The local rice is buttery, eggy and crispy with the pan-fried garlic.

Getting There
2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan
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