Before setting up shop in Awajicho, the founder of Shoeitei, a certifiably retro restaurant that's been serving up yoshoku (traditional Japanese-style 'Western' food) for more than a century now, worked as the personal chef for Raphael von Koeber, lecturer in philosophy at Tokyo Imperial University and teacher of novelist Natsume Soseki. According to some sources, the eatery's signature dish, yofu kakiage ('Western-style' tempura made with mixed vegetables), was actually first created at the request of Soseki, author of classics like 'Kokoro' and 'I Am a Cat'. Other popular meal choices include hamburg steaks, cabbage rolls and croquettes (korokke).
2-8 Kanda-Awajicho, Chiyoda-ku
|Opening hours:||11am-2pm, 5pm-7pm / closed Sun & hols|
|Transport:||Awajicho Station (Marunouchi line), exit A3|