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Akasaka Watanabe Description

Located in the quiet residential area away from the bustling streets of Akasaka, Akasaka Watanabe is a hidden gem that offers a truly authentic and unpretentious Japanese dining experience. The restaurant's concept revolves around creating a comfortable and welcoming space where guests can enjoy the seasonally-inspired dishes crafted by Chef Yujiro Watanabe.

What sets Akasaka Watanabe apart is Chef Watanabe's dedication to showcasing the true essence of Japanese cuisine. With a focus on using the freshest ingredients, each dish is prepared with meticulous attention to detail. Whether it's a hot dish that is served piping hot or a cold dish that is refreshingly cool, the flavors are perfectly balanced to create a memorable dining experience.

One of the standout menu items at Akasaka Watanabe is their seasonal kaiseki course. Priced at 27,500 yen, this 13-course meal features a variety of delicacies such as beautifully presented appetizers, sashimi, and a selection of small dishes that highlight the best of each season. The meal concludes with their famous tai chazuke, a flavorful rice dish made with freshly cooked Koshihikari rice from Sekikawa Village in Niigata Prefecture.

Whether you're looking to impress clients, celebrate a special occasion, or simply indulge in exquisite Japanese cuisine, Akasaka Watanabe is the perfect choice. With its serene ambiance, heartfelt hospitality, and exceptional culinary offerings, this restaurant promises an unforgettable dining experience that will leave you craving for more.

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Akasaka Watanabe Overview


2-chōme-17-59 Akasaka, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0052


+81 (0) 3-6426-5872


5 minute walk from Akasaka Station on Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.
7 minute walk from Tameike-Sanno Station on Tokyo Metro various lines.
11 minute walk from Akasaka-Mitsuke Station on Tokyo Metro various lines.

Operating Hours

Sun: 12:00PM-3:00PM, 6:00PM-10:30PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Wed: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Thur: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Fri: 12:00PM-3:00PM, 6:00PM-10:30PM
Sat: 12:00PM-3:00PM, 6:00PM-10:30PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted


Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

WiFi Available

Stylish Interior

Akasaka Watanabe Reviews

Akasaka Watanabe Google Average Rating



It was a very delicious Kaiseki meal. One of the better ones we've had in Japan.

Only issue we has was that we were a bit disappointed that the Chef and Staff did not introduce or explain the dishes to us. But otherwise was a great experience!


A Japanese restaurant located a 3-4 minute walk from Akasaka Station in the direction of Roppongi 1-chome.
I made a reservation on a Sunday afternoon.

There are probably private rooms, but the main seats are at the counter.
At noon, the counter is bright and clean with outside light.

The lunch course is
19,800 yen
13,200 yen

We had two courses for 13,200 yen.
Since it was crab season, I was told that for 2,000 yen, I could have the Kobako crab shell stuffed on top. Isn't it really cheap that you can get it for 2000 yen?

There are 7 dishes and a dessert.
Even though there were 7 dishes, there were 2 sashimi dishes and an appetizer platter, so there was a lot more to choose from.

There was some originality in the way the sashimi was prepared and what was served as appetizers, which made it interesting and overall delicious.
The grilled milt was also fragrant and good.

The meal was sea bream chazuke.
It's light so you can eat as much as you want.
There is also the danger of eating the entire clay pot with white rice before making the tea.

The owner was friendly, interesting, and a fun shop.


Is delicious
At Japanese restaurants, there is a strong impression that the number of items is small, but this one has a good selection.
I feel like there is more volume than the information on the reservation site.
The drinks seem a little expensive, but I think it's good for a dinner party as they have private rooms.

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