For traditional Japanese cuisine using the freshest seasonal ingredients, Shunsai Inaniwa is unparalleled. The new location (relocated from Nishi Azabu) is in Tokyo’s stylish Nakameguro neighborhood, a convenient 5 minute-walk from the station. The chefs are world-class, having trained in some of Japan’s eminent restaurants such as Nadaman and Hyakuninisshu. Inaniwa’s Zen-inspired decor is stylish and contributes to its relaxing atmosphere. For an exciting and interactive dining experience, sit along the counter and watch the expert chefs at work. If you would prefer a bit more privacy, the 2nd and 3rd floors have private rooms, all with horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu seats with floor wells) and can accommodate 2 to 20 people. Recommended dishes include the Kyoto-style salad (1,000), sashimi from the seasonal menu, and the nabe course (from 4,200). The ideal way to finish your meal is with the Inaniwa Udon. If you’re having trouble choosing, the chef’s recommendation course eliminates any need to make a decision and starts from 6,000. On the other hand, if you know exactly what you want, Inaniwa’s chefs are happy to accommodate any special requests. Simply call ahead and let them know what you’d like, even if it doesn’t appear on the normal menu. An English menu is also available.

Address: 東京都目黒区青葉台1-23-12
Access: 3 minute walk from Naka Meguro station
Aobadai 1-23-12, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Telephone: 03-5768-3768 (please mention JAPAN for making reservations)
Hours: Lunch: 11:30am - 2pm, Dinner: 6pm - 11pm (LO 10pm) Closed Sunday
Closed On: Sunday
Seating: 56
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