Authentic Cantonese cuisine in the heart of Tokyo

One of Tokyo’s oldest and most elegant Chinese fine dining restaurants, Toh-Ka-Lin has resided inside The Okura Tokyo for 50 years. The wood-filled dining room with peach-blossom-patterned panels specializes in exceptional Cantonese cuisine, a relatively uncommon fare in the city. It makes the restaurant a special luxury.

The expansive à la carte menu lists more than 400 dishes, which are served in traditional Cantonese style. A number of them, like Peking duck, are prepared next to your white-linen-topped table. But the menu covers everything from dim sum to bird’s nest soup to wagyu beef with pepper. The authentic fare and attentive service make Toh-Ka-Lin popular with locals and visitors alike.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The only thing as impressive as the food is the décor. The restaurant is furnished with Qing dynasty antiques from China and has eight private rooms, each with a unique design, and a main hall with exquisite Chinese wall panels. The cuisine is served on intricately decorated fine plates.
  • Celebrated chef Ryusei Chin has received accolades from the Japanese government for his services to the culinary arts. He is considered an authority on Chinese cuisine and a champion of using natural, local ingredients.
  • Toh-Ka-Lin is known for its classic Peking duck —whole roasted, thinly sliced and served with plum sauce.
  • Both à la carte options and multi-course menus are on offer at the Tokyo restaurant. The menu is extensive and features more than 400 dishes, which are presented in front of your table.
  • The Japanese wagyu, Manchurian wild rice and shrimp are some of the favorites on the menu.

Things to Know

  • Chin keeps food preparation traditional. He uses a cooking ratio of 50-50 for meat and vegetables, with one enhancing the flavor of the other.
  • Toh-Ka-Lin has created colorful Cantonese fare that corresponds with the four seasons of Japan. The focus is on high-quality ingredients, prepared delicately so the flavors are balanced, not overpowering.
  • The dress code at Toh-Ka-Lin is smart casual. Shorts, sandals, men’s sleeveless shirts and hats are not permitted.
  • You will find the Cantonese restaurant on the sixth floor of the Okura Prestige Tower.

Getting There
2-10-4 Toranomon Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0001 Japan
More At This Location
Check Availability