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Japanese, Kaiseki
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 9 June 2020

This Japanese restautrant is near the Tokyo tower. The atmosphere was nice, but the food, taste and quantity are normal. The honest impression was elegant but too expensive.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

Came here with my friends and it was a lovely lunch. We were seated in a private room overlooking a tranquil Japanese garden. The tofu was delicious but the sashimi was rather off. I got bitten by a venomous insect when I was taking pictures...for my friends within the garden. The bite became very swollen immediately which meant the garden was not very well-cleaned. Spider webs can also be seen in the garden. I had better Japanese kaiseki dining at other establishments with similar price menu. I think Ukai was just average.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 11 January 2020 via mobile

The restaurant is situated in the same park as Tokyo Tower. The complex is in a traditional Japanese courtyard with koi ponds and other decorations. The service was excellent and attentive. As the name suggests, the restaurant specialises in tofu dishes, I especially liked the...fried tofu with the miso sauce.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 8 January 2020

Arriving at night, this venue has an old world Japan feel about its setting. This feeling is reinforced upon entering the gorgeous building, noting the vast expanse of timber walls and the huge area where sake was made in the traditional method. We were taken...to a private room with western sized tables - our host did not require us to sit on the low tables because of lack of flexibility. The meal was preordered and delivered with beautifully presented food, very respectfully brought to our table by our kimono dressed waitress. Each course was delicately prepared and not in huge amount. The food provided special tasting of local deliciacies.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 5 January 2020 via mobile

Came here to attend my son’s wedding. Before we went into the restaurant, the garden is so beautiful. As you step into the restaurant, you are requested to remove your coat and shoes with the help of the attendance. The lunch is spectacular especially the...layout, the food is fresh and delicious . Highly recommend this restaurant If you would to experience the culture and nice ambience.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 23 December 2019 via mobile

Picturesque setting for this tofu specialty restaurant which encompasses impressive service and clever food presentations. Small portioned variety of tofu, sashimi, meats, fish, and a simple but delicate dessert featuring persimmon. I have tasted my to-date favorite sake at this delightful place. A store to...purchase local products is located in the garden. Will definitely return here when back in Tokyo. Excellent!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 22 December 2019

Elegant garden, elegant building, elegant staff, elegant food. An unforgettable experience. Lunch of 8 courses, surprisingly only 3 of which included tofu for £95 for two, just had tea.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 16 December 2019 via mobile

Ambience was good, food was excellent, service was very good and the garden is beautiful. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 27 November 2019

The restaurant and atmosphere are amazing. We spent a romantic evening and felt priviliged to dine in this restaurant. Service was impecable. I loved the fish pond and lights! Although we are not paricularly fond of tofu we fell in love with this place.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 21 November 2019 via mobile

Shiba Tofuya is one of those hidden gems in Tokyo that you need to have experienced. It is tucked away in an ancient walled garden not far from the red TV tower. You would never expect it to be there in the middle of the...modern building blocks. The place has an ancient architecture, super traditional, with beautiful Japanese gardens in and around it. Most of the dishes are based on old traditions of making tofu. This place is ideal for vegetarians and vegans but meat and fish eaters can also be very happy. You get amazing, top quality set menus brought in traditional Japanese ritualistic style. You sit in separate rooms with sunk seats on pillows and low tables. An amazing, unique experience. World-class.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Response from Jon L | Reviewed this property |
Gluten-free foods in Japan or Vegan options are generally hard to find Japan. The Omakase menu at Tofuya Ukai does feature seafood and some meat.
5 November 2017|
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Response from 881rona | Reviewed this property |
Agree, call them, that’s what we did
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