A team dinner with co-workers and I was soooooo glad to hit up Akasaka... a town known for little hidden old skool gems and one was Umaya for sure~.
Entered to a very internationally diverse crowed... a little English here, business Japanese there and even an table with elderly Japanese ladies. A full house on a Tuesday evening. wow~
Most of our selections were Yakitori based but the menu has a very nice mix of everything. Japan has the freshest of fresh eggs and this Tsukune is a must!
Sake can go upwards of 1,350yen for a small cup... lots of premium selections.
Beers are 1,000yen... Guinness, August Beer
We close out with Ramen...
... and giant Shiitake Mushrooms...
1,800yen deluxe dessert platter... great balance of fruits and ice cream.
The service here was attentive and perfect... If you are in the mood to be fully satisfied with each and every order then this place is a must. For the 5 of us it came out to 45,000yen so its a bit pricey... an alternative would definitely be Kushi Wakamaru in Nakameguro at a fraction of the cost.
Restaurant: Umaya Akasaka Branch
Umaya Homepage: http://www.jrfs.co.jp/umaya/restaurant2s/akasaka
Foodie Tabelog Link: http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1308/A130801/13005690/
Address J: 東京都港区赤坂4-2-32Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Akasaka 4-2-23
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