The other branch of Kagurazaka's famed 'udon kaiseki' purveyor Torijaya, this refined restaurant is found along a winding, cobbled street and oozes old-style elegance. Dinner courses start from around ¥5,000, but as is customary in Tokyo, the lunches are far more affordable: we recommend the excellent oyakodon (¥980), a hearty protein punch of a dish combining free range chicken from Shizuoka with fine, antibiotic-free eggs. The nori seaweed hidden underneath the egg and dashi concoction adds a nice savoury touch, while the ryotei (traditional Japanese fine dining) surroundings elevate a midday meal here into the category of everyday luxury.
|Venue name:||Torijaya Bettei|
3-6 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 5pm-10.30pm (last orders at 9.30pm); Sat 11.30am-3pm, 4pm-10.30pm (9.30pm); Sun & hols 11.30am-3pm, 4pm-10pm (9pm)|
|Transport:||Iidabashi Station (Chuo, Sobu, Yurakucho, Tozai, Namboku lines)|