🗺 Japan, 〒107-0052 Tokyo, Minato, Akasaka, 1 Chome−１１−６ 赤坂テラスハウス
🍽 Japanese Spiny Lobster
💯Restaurant overall: 99/100
💵Value: 5/5 --- $350
🕴 Service: 5/5
🏆Reputation: 5/5 ---> Tabelog Tokyo #1 for years
🍝Perfect Dish: 5/5 ---> everything 😂
I still remember the first time I met @kotaro_0402 many years ago. He told me that Japanese food was more than just Sushi and I should explore different types of cuisine to fully appreciate Japanese food. Oh boy, was he 100% correct or what? As most of you know, I have a sushi addiction (my top 3 favorite restaurants are #Jiro, #Saito, and #Sawada), but my perspective on food got completely turned upside-down after dining at Matsukawa a few weeks ago.
Restaurant Matsukawa, which serves high-end Kaiseki-Kappo style, is considered one of the top restaurants in Japan and has been sitting at the #1 spot on tabelog for a long, long time. It is invitation-only (thanks to @kotaro_0402 again for the invitation). It is located near the US Embassy and legendary Hotel Okura in the Akasaka area. The dining room is simple and elegant. It has counter seating for 6 guests plus 3 private rooms in which one of them is in the tatami style, accommodating up to 4 customers. We were dining at the tatami-style dining room, which is very relaxing and allowed us to talk freely.
Our first course was Japanese spiny lobster. The lobster was grilled very lightly over coal before it was served on a bed of pine needles. The meat was extremely juicy and sweet with a wonderful scent from the grill. It was a perfectly balanced and flavored dish that set extremely high expectations for me right from the beginning of the meal.
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