Ever-hip Nakameguro isn't the first place you'd go looking for a traditional Japanese restaurant per se. Add in the words 'tempura with a twist' and 'speakeasy', however, and it starts making a lot more sense. This eatery is located in a 100 year-old building, and only accessible to guests who know about its secret entrance. Instead of the restaurant's name you will only find a name plate saying 'Isaka' in front of the building. Food-wise, it's all about the 19-course omakase ("chef's selection", ¥19,440) during dinnertime. Look forward to their wagyu fillet, tempura wrapped in shiso leaf, ebi-nori maki (shrimp and seaweed roll) or curry udon. For lunch, grab one of their limited tiger shrimp kakiage-don (¥1,944).
|Venue name:||Tempura Miyashiro|
2-18-1 Kami-Meguro, Meguro-ku
|Opening hours:||11.30am-2pm, 5.30pm-11pm, closed Sunday|
|Transport:||Nakameguro Station (Tokyu Yoyoko, Hibiya lines)|