The Michelin 1-star Japanese restaurant “Yamasaki” opened near Nishi-Azabu crossing in 2018. Serving genuine kaiseki cuisine, this hideaway spot owes its existence to the career of the owner Shiro Yamasaki, who is a mere 30-year old.
Mr. Yamasaki who is a talented chef who spent 8 years training in “Morikawa,” a Japanese cuisine restaurant in Akasaka that operates on a by-introduction-only system. He has a gentle manner and a radiant gaze as he speaks to you. He explains that before setting up his own, long-awaited restaurant, he learned the art of “drawing the contour lines” of flavor and about the importance of creating dishes that guests will find mouth-watering through his training in the difficult-to-book “Morikawa”. The specialty dish at "Yamasaki" is the charcoal-grilled turtle. Other gems of which the chef can boast are his clear broth, for which he carefully creates the stock and the rice that is served at the end of the meal. Guests can enjoy a range of different alcoholic beverages to accompany these delicate dishes, including delightful wine and champagne, together with seasonal sake selected by the owner, who holds credentials as a sommelier.
Guests are greeted by an unvarnished counter after entering the entrance, which faces the street directly. They are sure to be excited by the “delicious time” that is about to begin in this simple but sophisticated interior. The restaurant offers an L-shaped counter seating 8, in addition to a private room (capacity of four). We welcome you to have your spirit restored in this new space that Yamasaki has created, taking your time with fellow gourmet friends or over important group meals or business entertainment.
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A 5-minute walk from Nogizaka Station, Exit 5(Tokyo Metro Chiyoda LIne)
A 10-minute walk from Roppongi Station, Exit 2(Tokyo Metro Hibiya LIne)