For celebrating the day, I went to a Teppanyaki restaurant called "Sekishin-tei (石心亭)" of Hotel New Otani (ホテルニューオータニ). Sekishin-tei is located in the Japanese garden of New Otani and the atmosphere surrounded by woods is nice. In the sexanglular shaped restaurant, the center is kitchen where chefs are cooking and customers are sitting a counter with iron plate.
|Japanese garden of Hotel New Otani|
|Inside of "Sekishin-tei"|
|Table setting with champagne|
|Fresh foie gras|
|Cooking of foie gras|
|Grilled foie gras|
|Fresh abalone and Japanese spiny lobster|
|Cooking of abalone and Japanese spiny lobster|
|Grilled abalone and Japanese spiny lobster|
|Salad with sweet chestnut dressing|
|Cooking of wagyu beef|
|Grilled beef (sooooo delicious!)|
|Grilled fresh vegetables|
|Garlic fried rice and miso soup|
|Another room for dessert|
|vanilla ice cream with hot cherry sauce|
At night, all the seats were occupied (so popular). A chef is in charge of each customer and conversation with the chef was so interesting. Selection of ingredients to be cooked was also fun by asking his wide knowledge. Each time before cooking, he showed the fresh ingredients and started to cook. His great performance and smell just in front of us stimulated appetite so much.
As you can see the above photos, quality of ingredients is high and the taste is definitely wonderful. Anybody can be happy. In addition, sauces served with dishes are varied and creative. For instance, I saw a plate made by rock salt for grilled beef for the first time. Here, eating itself is kind of entertainment. At any hand, everything from starter to garlic rice was so delicious.
For dessert, we need to move to another separated restaurant. As others already left, we could dominate the room. Dessert was also nice. Particularly, mine, combination of cold ice cream and hot cherry sauce was good. And a birthday cake was also coming! I was very full...body and soul.
Service is excellent. We can enjoy the performance and taste in a relaxed manner. The set meal is available from JPY15,750 per person at night. If you want to taste abalone, etc., you need more to pay. It is worth for paying. My rating is 4.5 out of 5. Gochiso-samadeshita!
Sekishin-tei (石心亭) http://www.newotani.co.jp/tokyo/restaurant/sekishin/index.html