Friday, March 24, 2017

Roppongi Taira in Tokyo, Japan

Grilled fish

High-end sushi restaurants in Tokyo can be difficult to secure a reservation at unless you do it far in advance. On short notice though, my local friend got us a few seats at this place, and it was fantastic (6-2-35 Roppongi 662 building 8F, +81-3-6406-8501). Everything was of extremely high quality; perhaps the most mind-blowing item we got was a steamed abalone with a liver dip that was deliciously rich and savory. Other highlights included blowfish milt, grilled baby squid, a yuzu gratin, as well as progressive courses of different types of shrimp and tuna. Even the ginger was impressive, as it actually tasted like ginger rather than that sweet pickling juice. The staff was friendly and engaging too. Yes, I liked this place better than Mizutani.

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