Cafe California in the prestigious Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo located in Shirokanedai is well frequented by residents seeking a bit of respite from the hustle and bustle of urban Tokyo. Its interior of Sapele mahogany finishes and deep brown wooden tones create a contemporary, chic atmosphere in which to relax on plush seating by large bay windows overlooking natural greenery. For those warm summer days, a breezy open terrace is also available where diners can enjoy lunch in the sunshine, or in the evening a romantic dinner under the stars. Cafe California’s signature dishes are primarily based on French cuisine and Japanese seasonal foods. The prix fixe course menu starts from 3,500 for lunch and 5,000 for dinner, includes their recommended main dish, butter roasted Austrarian lamb. The Japanese beef sirloin steak lunch using soft and sweetness wagyu at 5,800 is popular as well. Their dishes go well with any of the establishment’s 50-plus wine list, which features numerous bottles from the California region. Tables are widely spaced and seating for up to 100 is available indoors and up to 50 outdoors. (Prices include tax and service charge.)
Tachinomi Tempura Kikuya, a new style of tachinomi standing bar, opened its doors in October 2015 in Ebisu with the goal of dispelling the image of traditional Japanese standing bars. Kikuya’s spacious interior is finished in modern Japanese fronted with an expansive glass entrance. Kikuya is smoke-free, making it a popular choice with women.
With a history dating back more than 20 years, Fummy’s is a pioneer of Californian in Tokyo. California cuisine is a style that stands out for embracing fusion cuisine, integrating different cooking styles and ingredients from various cuisines, while using fresh local ingredients.