Tokyo’s sophisticated kappo dining experience

If you have only one fine-dining experience during your time in Tokyo, make it Yamazato. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star The Okura Tokyo restaurant specializes in classical Japanese fare—sushi, tempura and the sought-after kappo cuisine. For a first-timer or a frequent diner, a repast at Yamazato is an unforgettable opportunity to try the best local cuisine in an authentic environment.

Yamazato is renowned for its traditional Japanese hospitality and beautiful food presentation. Obliging kimono-clad staff will serve each course in stunning hand-painted plates and bowls. Equally as beautiful are bird's-eye views from your seat of the hotel’s Japanese-style garden. Yamazato also has several private rooms, including one for Japanese tea ceremonies.
Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Kappo cuisine is a more casual style of Japanese fine dining that happens at a chef’s counter. This exceptional dining concept consists of a multi-course meal that’s structured entirely at the chef’s discretion, based on the best ingredients available.
  • Grand chef Akihiro Omori leads the team at Yamazato. Omori, who’s worked for Okura hotels since 1989, is a master of Japanese haute cuisine who’s known for his attention to detail.
  • Food allergies and special diets are catered to at Yamazato, which is a consideration not always available in Tokyo. Contact the restaurant in advance and it will do its best to appease your needs.
  • The seasonal menu is an à la carte one with courses available for lunch and dinner. The extensive menu includes a wagyu beef shabu-shabu (hotpot), a light sushi set and more.
  • You can partake in various Japanese cuisines at the Tokyo restaurant. Enjoy kappo, sushi, tempura and fine-dining dishes. 

The Design

  • In the style of a Japanese inn, Yamazato’s design is minimalist, neutral and refined. The space is crafted of Japanese wood, with tables separated by wooden screens. Glass walls offer a garden view for light and added vibrancy.
  • The tea ceremony room was constructed by master carpenter Sotoji Nakamura, famous for constructing tea houses around the world in the authentic Kyoto style. The tearoom contains scrolls, a tatami floor and shoji screens.
  • No Japanese restaurant worth its weight in udon noodle soup would be complete without private rooms. Once you reserve a spot, choose from low chairs on the tatami floor mats or Western-style furnishings.

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