|Lobby of Hotel Okura Tokyo|
|Entrance of "Tokarin"|
|Shark's fin soup|
|Deep fried spring rolls|
|Fried squid with seasonal vegetables|
|Fried pork with sweet vinegar|
|Fried rice with shrimp, meat and vegetables|
The other day, I had a chance to visit their Chinese restaurant called “Tokarin (桃花林)” at lunch time. The interior is gorgeous with Chinese furniture. In contrast to the silent outside, most of the tables were occupied by customers. The service was definitely nice. Staff smoothly served dishes as we requested. Lunch set meal we ordered was JPY4,400 including 10% service charge per person, which might be a bit expensive for lunch.
But we could be fully satisfied with the nice meal. Every dish was delicious. Of course, any chemical seasoning is not used. Rich bouillon made by variety of ingredients was the basis of the good taste. The taste was very gentle but rich as a whole. I liked soup of shark’s fin, deep-fried spring rolls, and sesame dumplings, particularly. The balance of the course was favorable. My rating is 4 out of 5. Gochiso-samadeshita!
Hotel Okura (ホテルオークラ) http://www.hotelokura.co.jp/tokyo/