August 31, 2014

Nice pasta restaurant at Ginza Mitsukoshi

On the 11th floor of Ginza Mitsukoshi Annex (銀座三越 新館 see previous visit), there is a restaurant named "SESTO SENSO (セストセンソ)" specializing pasta and antipasto. Mr. Hidemasa Yamamoto, a Japanese famous chef who served as an executive chef of inaugural dinners of US President Reagan, Bush and Clinton and of Mandarin Oriental Tokyo produces this restaurant. However, different from the image, variety of tasty fresh pasta are available in a casual atmosphere at reasonable price. 
Focaccia and a glass of white wine (chardonnay)
Squid ink pasta 
Carbonara with crab
Grilled porgy
Grilled wagyu beef
Ice cake with peach compote
The taste is modern and light, but robust. Their specialty, fresh pasta was definitely tasty. Squid ink pasta was chewy and delicious. Main dishes of both fish and beef were also good. Set menu is available at lunch time at JPY1,580, 1,980 and 3,280 (the above photos are of JPY3,280). Service is quick. Baby is also welcomed. My rating is 3.7 out of 5. Gochiso-samadeshita!


  1. I am impressed by the texture of that Wagyu. I'd guess not the fattier A5++ grade Wagyu. Perhaps A4, but the quality seems really great. Do you remember from what prefecture was that Wagyu? Thanks

  2. Dear S Lloyd san,

    Thank you so much for checking the new post!
    Happy to know you are also Wagyu lover:)

    I don't know the exact grade of this wagyu, but yes, as you pointed out, it would not be the best grade of A5. It was tasty, but it seemed around 3. The wagyu was from Miyazaki Prefecture (宮崎県). Considering the price of menu, it seemed not a branded wagyu like Miyazaki-gyu. If high-grade wagyu or branded wagyu is used, the price is usually much higher or extra charge is necessary.

    But this restaurant is conscientious cause they offer beef at this price setting in Ginza. Generally, chicken or pork is selected in the lunch below than JPY4,000 around the center Tokyo.

    Many thanks!