Okamoto, a kappo (Japanese cuisine) restaurant housed in a building directly adjacent to Exit 2 of Kamiyacho Subway Station near Tokyo Tower, is helmed by Chef Hidetsugu Okamoto, who trained at Serabi (presently known as Nihon Ryori C'est la vie in Okayama and then served as a chef at Wakuden, an old-established Japanese restaurant in Kyoto, and a three-star restaurant in Tokyo. Eventually, he opened his own restaurant, Ginza Okamoto, in 2012 and relocated it to the current location in Kamiyacho in 2017. Okamoto is a highly rated restaurant, as indicated by the two stars consecutively awarded to it in the world’s leading restaurant guide since 2013.
In Okamoto, guests seated at the counter can enjoy watching the chef’s masterful culinary skills. With immense care and excellent skills, he breathes life into each ingredient and brings out their full flavors to turn them into masterpiece dishes right in front of guests. The artistic Japanese dishes conjured up by the acclaimed chef in the vibrant open kitchen are definitely one of the attractive features of Okamoto. The innovative yet simple dishes grounded in traditional Japanese cuisine and infused with the chef’s ingenious creativity are full of the rich flavors of the ingredients.
The vegetables used at the restaurant, mainly delicious and nutritious Kyoto vegetables, are carefully selected as they play an important role in Japanese cuisine. Meanwhile, “Soba Noodles with Dried Mullet Roe,” the restaurant’s signature dish featuring buckwheat noodles and topped with plenty of roughly shaved mullet roe as well as buckwheat grains to add crispness and an appetizing flavor, tingle the taste buds. “Mackerel Sushi,” which features fatty mackerel caught in autumn and winter and stored by flash freezing to make it available year-round, also enjoys great popularity. In addition, different brands of rice, grown in Niigata and Kyoto, are used depending on the dish. The sake list offers a wide selection of Japanese sake, mostly consisting of refreshing dry ones from Niigata.
The interior is designed in Japanese and Western style and furnished with a nine-seat counter from which guests can enjoy watching the chef working right before their eyes. With a private room (furnished with an L-shaped counter seating up to five people), the restaurant is worth visiting every season to savor seasonal dishes.
The restaurant is perfect for anniversary celebrations, business dinners, and intimate meals with your family. Please enjoy the great dining experience at Okamoto while savoring with all five senses the delicious dishes made by one of the most talented chefs who trained both in the Kansai and Kanto regions.
※ Awarded 1 star on world-renowned gourmet guide Tokyo 2023
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A 0-minutes walk from Exit 2 of Kamiyacho Station on the Hibiya Line