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Nihonryōri Tagetsu

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Japanese: Eel, Kaiseki

Nihonryōri Tagetsu Description

Nihonryōri Tagetsu is a hidden gem of a Japanese restaurant located in the quiet streets of Aoyama. The restaurant is the brainchild of Chef Hideo Mochizuki, who honed his skills at renowned establishments such as 'Kaisei Ryuun-an,' 'Genjiya Hamada-ya,' and 'Kappo Kisaku.' With a foundation in kaiseki cuisine, Nihonryōri Tagetsu offers a unique dining experience that showcases Chef Mochizuki's delicate techniques and the flavors of the seasons.

The menu at Nihonryōri Tagetsu features meticulously selected ingredients that change with the seasons. Each course is a culinary journey that allows guests to savor the masterful craftsmanship of Chef Mochizuki. One standout dish is the simmered dish, where the broth is made with carefully brewed dashi and topped with freshly shaved bonito flakes, resulting in a rich and flavorful broth. In the winter, the menu includes seasonal delicacies such as sweet sea bream from Wakasa, Kyoto's Seigoin daikon radish, and yuba shinjo.

In addition to the exquisite cuisine, Nihonryōri Tagetsu offers an impressive selection of sake, with a focus on the offerings from Kanagawa's Kawashima Brewery. Among them, the limited edition 'Takashi' sake is a rare find that perfectly complements the intricate flavors of the dishes. The warm and welcoming atmosphere of the restaurant allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the essence of traditional Japanese cuisine.

Nihonryōri Tagetsu sets itself apart from other dining establishments with its dedication to preserving the essence of authentic Japanese cuisine. Chef Mochizuki's delicate techniques and the use of seasonal ingredients create a dining experience that is both refined and memorable. Whether you are a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine or simply looking for a unique culinary adventure, Nihonryōri Tagetsu is a must-visit destination.

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Nihonryōri Tagetsu Overview


Sekine Building, 3-chōme-13-1 Kitaaoyama, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0061


+81 (0) 3-6450-5991


5 minute walk from Omotesando Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Chiyoda Line, Hanzomon Line), Exit B2.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Tue: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Wed: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Thur: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Nihonryōri Tagetsu Reviews

Nihonryōri Tagetsu Google Average Rating



The skill of the chef, the atmosphere, and the service. Outstanding kaiseki. It's definitely worth a visit if you are in tokyo!


The meals were excellent and quite impressive. We had a very nice experience with the Japanese foods here. The chef was quite friendly, even to non-Japanese, and he could speak English, explaining the meals. The dishes were quite delicious and they changed the meals very frequently. Although the price might be a little bit high, the quality was really worthy.


First of all, thank you so much for the great experience, ありがとうございます。 Everything was great with the overall food and dining experience. Every dish has been made with great details and it was so great that there were english translation for every dish while it was presented to us. Food was fresh and there was even the fresh rice to bring home afterwards since we were so full! Excellent way to celebrate my wife’s birthday and they also provided the traditional Japanese rice for birthday. Last but not least, the matcha at last was also excellent as well. I can describe every single dish in this review but this could take pages to do so, so I suggest you go and book a table to give it a try instead. Keep in mind that one dish which is the grilled fish head that might has lots of fish bones.. so for those who wants meat with no bones, just bear in mind with that! Otherwise, you just get so full and satisfied so it’s all good. 🙂 Thanks again and hope we can visit here again soon and of course, Japan too! Excited to have Japan being opened for everyone now! Cheers!!

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