Since most diners at Akasaka's Kobori are regulars, entering this hot pot palace might seem a bit intimidating at first. But once inside, you're sure to shake off any apprehension: it's a homely, relaxing space with simple furniture and and a friendly, jovial hostess. To start things off, she'll bring you a platter of seafood bought the same morning. This spread functions as an appetiser menu: pick anything you fancy and ask the chefs to prepare it to your liking, be it in sashimi form, boiled or grilled. As for the main attraction – wagyu shabu-shabu and sukiyaki – you can look forward to luxuriously thick cuts and 'secret' ponzu and sesame sauces to dip your meat in.
Ohashi Bldg 3F, 3-14-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku
|Opening hours:||From 5.30pm / closed Sun & hols|
|Transport:||Akasaka Station (Chiyoda line), exit 1; Tameike-Sanno Station (Namboku, Ginza lines); Akasaka-Mitsuke Station (Ginza, Marunouchi lines)|