Last September, I went on a trip across Japan with the goal of showcasing many interesting places and cool experiences to all of you. One of these places was Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills hotel in Tokyo, which I visited because I wanted to see its famous Rooftop Bar, located on the 52nd floor, and enjoy some nice cocktails and a tasty dinner.
I’m sure that many of you will agree that Japanese cuisine is one of the most unique and delicious cuisines in the whole world, and that Tokyo is one of the world’s culinary capitals. As you might have guessed, I’m a huge fan of Japanese cuisine. Dishes like sushi, ramen and udon are among my favorite types of food. That is why I wanted to visit many quality restaurants all over Japan. One of these was “the SUSHI” restaurant, located near the aforementioned Rooftop Bar, where I had an absolutely delicious omakase experience.
For those of you who don’t know, omakase is a form of Japanese dining in which guests leave themselves in the hands of a chef who prepares the meal in whatever way he likes. Since professional chefs are highly skilled and creative individuals, the meals they prepare this way are sure to be amazing.
I have never had an omakase meal before, so I was really looking forward to this. When I arrived at the restaurant, I was escorted to my seat and introduced to the chef Toshihiro Watanabe, Head Sushi Chef at this restaurant with over 30 years of experience in total. He served me an appetizer and started preparing the rest of the dishes. It was truly a great experience to be so close to a master chef like him and to see up close the whole procedure of preparing these delicious dishes. His every move was graceful and precise, and everything was prepared with great care.
The whole course included few small appetizers, several kinds of sashimi and sushi, miso soup, and a dessert. As I already said, appetizers were served first.
After that came octopus, sardine, squid, salmon, mackerel, yellowtail, sea urchin, and many more!
I also had the chance to try Japanese Yamazaki Whisky and the Andaz Original “52” Sake that perfectly complimented the sushi I ate.
This entire dinner felt very intimate and it was a completely different experience than dining in a regular fine restaurant. This amazing dinner was truly an unforgettable experience, and I have to say it was the best meal I had in Japan, simply because of the fact that the chef was preparing it just for me.
After this great dinner, I went to the adjacent Rooftop Bar to grab a few cocktails and enjoy the spectacular view of the city. Cocktails were amazing, I especially enjoyed the Jasmine Whisky Sour, but the view was the thing that blew me away.
I really enjoyed this evening that I spent in Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills and I suggest that you check out their sushi restaurant and Rooftop Bar for yourself when you visit Tokyo!