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Japanese: Kaiseki


Kaisuian Description

Located in the quiet neighborhood of Akasaka in Tokyo, Kaisuian is a charming Japanese restaurant that offers a unique dining experience. With its serene atmosphere and traditional decor, it is the perfect place to enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine while immersing yourself in the seasonal ambiance.

Kaisuian takes pride in showcasing the natural flavors of fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from all over Japan. Their kaiseki-style dishes, a traditional multi-course meal, are expertly prepared to highlight the essence of each ingredient. The menu changes monthly, ensuring that guests can always indulge in the best flavors of the season.

One of the standout dishes at Kaisuian is their signature 'Dobinmushi,' a clear soup served in a teapot. This delicate and flavorful soup is made by infusing various ingredients, such as seafood and mushrooms, into a fragrant broth. Another must-try is their 'Kamameshi,' a traditional clay pot rice dish cooked with seasonal ingredients. The rich flavors and textures of the rice combined with the freshness of the ingredients create a truly satisfying meal.

What sets Kaisuian apart from other dining establishments is their commitment to simplicity and authenticity. The focus on seasonal ingredients and traditional cooking techniques ensures that every dish is a true reflection of Japanese culinary traditions. Whether you are a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine or simply looking for a memorable dining experience, Kaisuian is the perfect destination.

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Kaisuian Overview

Address

6 Chome-4-15 Akasaka, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0052

Phone

+81 (0) 3-3505-2369

Access

4 minute walk from Akasaka Station, Exit 6/7

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 6:00PM-9:30PM
Tue: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 6:00PM-9:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 6:00PM-9:30PM
Thur: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 6:00PM-9:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 6:00PM-9:30PM
Sat: Closed

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Non-smoking

Sake Selection

Kaisuian Reviews

Kaisuian Google Average Rating

4.5

4

Google
A decent local restaurant ran by grandpa and grandma. Thumps up to the grilled mackerel (their speciality) and ocean eel. Good for people who want simple honey traditional food.

5

Google
One of the best meals I had in Tokyo despite going to several Michelin stars. This tiny shop serves up umami bombs carefully crafted with the freshest and glossiest fish. If you’ve never tried sardines over rice in Japan you need to give this place a try. The photos will do this meal no justice as you cannot smell the aromas of extreme satisfaction. Expect a line and arrive early.

4

Google
Grilled Conger Eel & Fluffy Egg Rice Bowl 🐟🥚🍚 @ Kaisuian

Located in a small alley on the backstreets of Akasaka, Kaisuian is a traditional restaurant that focuses on Japanese kappo cuisine. Using fresh seasonal ingredients from all over the country, the food is cooked simply but with extreme love & care. 👨🏻‍🍳

Only open on weekdays, I dropped by around 13:30 to find a queue of 4 people. However, I found myself taking a seat at the counter within less than 3 minutes. ⏩

Despite the short wait time, the wait staff (wife of the chef) apologized profusely while providing me with some tea. Lunch time menu has just 6 items, featuring conger eel, sardine, white bait & chicken. 🐟🐓

After ordering, I watched the chef in action, expertly maneuvering the fish over a hot grill, cooking the egg in a separate pan, preparing the side dishes, in swift movements and perfect timing. 💨

With 15 seats, it is a compact restaurant, but the speed of service & efficiency means that table turnaround is quick, allowing for maximum revenue during the 2.5 hour lunch period. 📈

My meal came on a lacquer tray, with the steam still rising from the rice & egg, and the conger eel poking out of the bowl added a striking visual impact. 👀

While the soft-boiled egg was smooth and delicious, the conger eel was crispy on the surface with tender flesh, covered in a sweet sauce. The seaweed strips added a salty punch, and with the moist rice it combined to give a delicate yet fulfilling mouthfeel. 😋

2 side dishes and miso soup are also provided, so it is enough for most appetites. 👌🏼

The warm hospitality and friendly service, together with the great tasting food ensures that many customers return again and again. 🔁

I noticed that the regular customers sitting next to me were ordering the sardine dishes more than the photogenic conger eel, so want to give that a try next time! 🧐

⚠️Cash only, no credit cards or QR payment accepted during lunch time. ⚠️

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