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RAKUTEI (Akasaka)

Posted by Tokyo Joe on 25.2011 Tempura & Tonkatsu 2 comments 0 trackback
楽亭 outside
Have you ever walked into a restaurant where everything was simple, but in harmony. Food, chef, service, interior and the air/atmosphere. I was only 11 yrs old when my grandfather took my mother and I here and 35 yrs later I feel the same harmony that I did when I was 11. One of the top tempura restaurants in Japan is RAKUTEI at Akasaka.


楽亭 menu
They only provide a course menu for either 10,500 yen or 12,600 yen. The difference is 12,600 yen comes with 2 extra prawns and 1 extra seafood.


楽亭 エビ
It may not be in this order, but from the sea EBI (Prawn),


楽亭 あなご
ANAGO (Sea eel),


楽亭 イカ
IKA (Squid),


楽亭 メゴチ
MEGOCHI (Big-eyed flathead fish),


楽亭 キス
KISU (Sand borer) will usually be served.


楽亭 ナス
And vegetables depend on whats in season, but NASU (Eggplant)


楽亭 松茸
and during the fall, MATSUTAKE (Matsutake mushroom) is my favorite.


楽亭 かき揚げ丼
Last you get to choose either TENDON (Tempura over rice),


楽亭 天茶
or TENCHA (Tempura & hot green tea over rice) to finish your meal.


楽亭 inside
Their tempura is very light, covered by a thin layer of batter compared to other tempura restaurants. Unless you ask the chef, he won't tell you what he is serving you, but if you ask him, he will answer back very politely, a true master of his profession and at least 80 years old. Some people say that their service is not up to standards of the other top restaurants in Tokyo and actually this maybe true, if you are looking for service like a top Kaiseki or French restaurant. But in my opinion, they try not to over service customers to keep everything in harmony, which is refreshing. And the least I can say is that Rakutei's tempura will go par or better with any tempura restaurant in Japan. Although I don't trust any of the Michelin guides of Japan, they have been awarded 2 stars ever since Michelin Guide Tokyo was first published in 2007.


楽亭 set


RAKUTEI (in Japanese, 楽亭)
Address: 6-8-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
(in Japanese, 東京都港区赤坂6-8-1)
Nearest train station: Tokyo Metro Akasaka (5 min walk)
Tel: 03-3585-3743
Reservations: Yes (must)
Website: None
English menu: None
Credit Card: No
Open: Tuesday-Sunday 12pm-2pm, 5pm-8:30pm
Closed: Tuesday

Prices: Course menu for 10,500 yen and 12,600 yen only
Difference is 12,600 yen comes with 2 extra prawns and 1 extra seafood



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