An eight-minute walk from Tokyo Station, Wadakura is located on the sixth floor of Palace Hotel Tokyo, in front of the Imperial Palace gardens.
The restaurant has been famous for its kaiseki since the time of the former Palace Hotel. When the hotel was rebuilt and reopened in May 2012, Wadakura was also newly reborn. Chef Keiji Miyabe studied at numerous prestigious Japanese restaurants, including hotels and ryokan.
Visitors frequent this historic restaurant to savor traditional Japanese cuisine while taking in the scenery of the Imperial Palace gardens from which the restaurant derives its name (for example, Wadakura Moat and Bridge), and vistas that are in harmony with nature. "We hope that our customers will be happy as we work hard not to shame the traditional name of Wadakura," Miyabe says.
The restaurant carefully selects high-quality seasonal ingredients from producers with traceability by Palace Hotel Tokyo’s original route. The popular kaiseki menu varies from season to season, with “Suzumi” highly recommended as a summer course; meanwhile, the Ohmi beef sukiyaki from the a la carte is also especially popular.
Around 200 varieties of wine are available, mainly from France and Italy, and guests are offered the services of an exclusive sommelier, who specializes in pairing Japanese cuisine and wine. 40 kinds of sake from across Japan are offered, in order for guests to enjoy the distinctive flavors of each region. The limited sake, Ichi-no-Ichi-no-Ichi, which is a collaboration with Niigata Hakkai Jozo, is also recommended. Non-alcoholic sparkling wine and sparkling juice are also available.
Guests are greeted by a 250-year old Tochigi wood at reception, with the walls of the dining room designed by plasterer Naoki Kusumi. There are 24 tables, 3 Japanese-style private rooms (seating ranges from 6 to 8 guests), and 6 Western-style private rooms (seating ranges from 4 to 10 guests) in a space where water flows through the stone walls in harmony with nature. The restaurant is perfect for business entertainment, anniversaries, and special occasions such as engagement parties.
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Directly connected with underground passage Exit C13b from Otemachi Station
(Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, Toei Mita Line)