Akasaka, Tokyo is a high-class historic residential area and a busy shopping district filled with gorgeous restaurants. Japanese restaurant “Akasaka Eigetsu” is on the 4th floor of the building, 5 minutes’ walk from both Tokyo Metro Akasaka Station and Akasaka-mitsuke Station. When you get off the elevator and walk forward, you will be greeted by a noren (a short curtain hung at the entrance of a restaurant) with the restaurant name.
The owner is Hidenori Iwasaki. After working at sushi restaurants and Japanese restaurants in Tokyo, he was trained at "Ajihana" and "Sumiya Ryokan Kyoto" in Kyoto. He returned to Tokyo and became independent in September 2010, opening “Akasaka Eigetsu”.
The menu consists of 12 ~ 13 dishes made with seasonal vegetables and fishes that are inspired by Kyoto cuisine, and beautifully reflect the changes of the four seasons in Japan on the plates. For example, he uses ingredients such as bamboo shoots in spring, Kamo eggplant in summer, ebi-imo in autumn, and Shogoin-kabura in winter. Owner Iwasaki uses seasonal ingredients that are purchased daily at Toyosu market and the Kyoto vegetables are purchased directly from the farmers that he has been associated with since his training. His ability to take advantage of the potential of the ingredients and take care of them as if they were children is his charm. There are about 40 kinds of sake to go with the dishes. You can enjoy seasonal Japanese sake from all over Japan, such as summer sake, Hiyaoroshi in autumn and new sake and Origarami in winter. Burgundy and Champagne are also available for wine.
The restaurant has 4 counter seats, 1 table for 4 and 1 table for 2 people, making use of the warmth of wood for the small atmosphere. Owner Iwasaki's strong desire of "providing a space where guests who chose us, among so many restaurants, can relax as if they were back home," is reflected in the interior decoration and the selection of dinnerware and drinking vessels. If there are any food preferences, the restaurant will respond to them as much as possible if inform in advance. The space with a warm image is suitable for various occasions, such as for dating and business gathering. Why not visit “Akasaka Eigetsu” to enjoy the relaxing space and food in the center of the city?
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A 5-minute walk from Akasaka-Mitsuke Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)