Near the Hijiri Bridge(聖橋) in Ochanomizu(御茶ノ水), there is a famous yoshoku restaurant called "Ochanomizu Ogawaken (御茶ノ水小川軒).” Yoshoku is one of the Japanese dishes incorporating Western-style cooking developed in the Meiji Era (明治時代), the latter part of the 19th century. Some of the yoshoku menus are national food of Japan such as curry and rice, croquette, beef stew, hamburg steak, etc. We cook yoshoku often at home, and going to high-ranked yoshoku restaurants is a bit special.
|Restaurant with open-kitchen|
|Salad with small squid with Americane sauce|
|Bread and red wine|
|Grilled scallop and mushroom|
|Hamburg steak with foie gras|
|Coffee with cookie|
Actually, considering the location, the price is a bit expensive objectively. Even so, I felt it adequate. Every dish was beautiful and delicious. Orthodox but creative. Even if the appearance looks simple, the tasting is rich. Good ingredients are used. Beautiful plates of Richard Ginori also made the dishes more appealing.
In addition, I liked the chic service of a mature male staff. He made recommendations gently and following his proposals was very pleasant. My rating is 4 out of 5. Gochiso-samadeshita!
Ochanomizu Ogawaken (御茶ノ水小川軒) http://ogawaken.com/