Kutan

29,700 JPY 〜
/ Guest
  • English Speaking Staff

Michelin 3-star skills make rich and wholesome Japanese cuisine simplicity

Conveniently located a street away from Ginza, with many chefs residing nearby in Tsukiji Fish Market - Shintomicho is slowly starting to gain popularity as a gourmet paradise. Opened for business in 2018 in the first floor of a corner building is "Kutan," a Michelin 1-star Japanese restaurant with earthy brown walls made of stones from Kanazawa that give the place a refined, sophisticated atmosphere. Famous chefs, staffs, and even gourmen from nearby would often find themselves making a visit.

The head chef is Kotaro Nakajima, who's had experience working at Ikesu Kappo in his hometown Fukuoka, after which he traveled to the US at the age of 24 and worked at Matsuhisa. Coming back to Japan, he proceeded to work at "Sushi Akizuki" in Shibuya and then trained at Michelin 3-star Japanese restaurant for a whole 10 years before finally opening his own restaurant, and has proven himself to be exceptionally skilled in his field. With masterful techniques and an acute sense of judgment polished through years of training, he brings the season to the plate and serves dishes that are lively and well-paced. For example, if he wanted to make steamed abalone, he would get them directly from Maizuru in Kyoto, take out the livers, and steam for 6 hours with just a little sake and without using any kelp. Here, taking out the liver ensures that there won't be any extra odors. He also serves sashimi separately according to kind instead of all on one plate. Temaki roll is served in the latter half of a course, and even here you'll see that cuts are made on the seaweed to make it easier to take a bite. Now that's what you call a seasoned chef.

The restaurant's name, "Kutan," is written with the characters "Ku", which means "lasting for a very long time", and "tan," which means "sincerity". "Tan" can also mean "red," so the napkins are all red and contrast beautifully with the cypress wood board on the counter and with the white walls. The rounded corners in the interior also make one feel enveloped in a gentle embrace. There are 7 counter seats deep inside as well as an area for holding wedding receptions, all roomy and comfortable. Private rooms for up to 6 people are also available for a relaxing yet elegant dining experience. Whether you are dining with clients or a special someone, "Kutan" is the perfect place to get away from it all and indulge in the rich world of Japanese cuisine.
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【Access】
■A 5-minute walk from Shintomicho Station, Exit 5(Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line)

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Recommendation(3)

  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 3/2019
    誕生日のお祝いで使用させていただきました。素晴らしいお料理とサービスで、御礼申し上げます。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Anniversary
  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 1/2019
    Fantastic dinner, great technique and inventive dishes. Drink paring recommendations were very enjoyable as well. I'm looking forward to returning.
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Other
  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 12/2018
    お店もコンシェルジュ利用も初めてでしたが、とてもよかったです。料理のボリューム感も期待値以上で、味も創造性がありとてもおいしかったです。スタッフの方々も気さくでいい感じでした。なかなか行ける機会はありませんが、また是非利用したいと思います。よろしくお願いします。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Business dinner

Courses

Dinner
Nihon Ryori
29,700 JPY / Guest

Information

Name

Kutan [久丹(くたん)]

Cuisine Type

Japanese, Kaiseki, Washoku

Opening hours

18:00~22:00(Last Entry)

Holidays

Sunday, National Holidays

Access

2-5-5, Sintomi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

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