From 5000yen lunch course. Cold appetizer with unagi, cucumber, tomato and vinegar jelly. Shinjou(grounded fish meat) in clear soup.
Maguro and Suzuki sashimi. Grilled Ayu.
Takiawase(simmered) of Nishin(cured herring), aubergine and komatsuna. Rice cooked with sweet corn.
Peach pudding. Yuzu jelly and Kyobancha tea.
I love every dish in the course! From the sweet tomato in the appetizer to the last piece of yuzu jelly and Kyobancha tea served at the end, everything is satisfying. No-frills, no creative fusion whatver, just solid good quality washoku. The atmosphere is quite casual at lunch. We sat at the counter and watched the chef at work and got served by the good-looking female staff in kimono. Definitely a place I will feel comfortable to take friends from overseas to try traditional washoku.
銀座とよだ (Ginza Toyoda)
Add: 2F, Ginza 7-5-4, Chuo-ku
Every foods looks so gorgeous!!
I’d like to visit Washoku restaurant again and soon!
Let’s make a next plans early^^
Any chance that non-Japanese speakers can eat comfortably here? I will be visiting Tokyo soon, but I haven’t decided what washoku places I should visit yet. Any recommendations?
I really don’t know if non-Japanese speakers would have problems here since I always use Japanese…I saw a foreigner in Ginza Toyoda when I went for lunch, he was accompanied by a Japanese but the chef did smile very friendlily to him so at least foreigners seem welcomed here. The best is probably to get your Japanese hotel receptionist to book the seats for you and inform the restaurant about what you cannot eat. Most washoku places have only “omakase”(chef’s choice) course so you don’t have to choose from the menu. Ginza Toyoda has two lunch courses, 5000yen and 7000yen. I haven’t actually been to that many washoku places but among those I have tried, “Kasumicho Suetomi” offers lunch that is fantastic in value(though the restaurant is tiny) and “Aoyama Esaki” is in great location(near Omotesando). For dinner, maybe you can try “Ginza Kojyu”.