Do you remember my Dubai trip? At that time, I spent the night with my best friend at the beautiful Shangri-La Dubai. The luxury hotel chain is known worldwide for its exceptional design and hospitality. Consequently, we could not refuse the dinner invitation to the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, which was the perfect end to our Tokyo adventure.
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Shangri-La, Tokyo Hotel is located a few steps from Tokyo Station. On the ground floor you’ll find only the elevators, which take you up to the reception on the 28th floor and the beautiful lobby bar. The luxury hotel offers its guests three restaurants: the Italian restaurant Il Piacere, the L’Aperitivo bar and its Japanese signature restaurant Nadaman. Of course, our visit took us to the Japanese Nadaman.
Fine dining in Tokyo at NADAMAN
The Japanese restaurant Nadaman is run by Chef Takehiko Yoshida. When entering the restaurant we immediately spot the beautiful glowing skyline of Tokyo. The restaurant is modern Japanese. Particularly noteworthy are the light paper art works whose elements run through the entire restaurant. To the left of the entrance you’ll find the open sushi bar. Those seats are very popular and to recommend as you can see the chefs preparing sushi.
Nadaman THE MENU
Not only can you eat à la carte at Nadaman but also choose from various special dinner courses (between 10000-2000 yen / ~ 77-155 €).
We choose the menu “Yorokobi” with an appetizer, sashimi, a variation of tempura, a fillet of beef, four pieces of sushi, miso soup and a sweet dessert. While Julia is trying a sparkling sake, I’m sipping a classic sake.
- In this article I told you that sake in Japan is usually not drunk hot, as in Europe. The rice wine is diluted with still or bubbly water. Sparkling sake is becoming more and more popular in Japan.
My personal highlight was the four pieces of nigiri with freshest slices of fish. The beef fillet was also excellent and I liked the Japanese version a lot.
I was super impressed by the meter-long chandelier in the staircase of Shangri-La Tokyo, as well as the chandelier in the lobby bar, which you can see in the following picture. The latter consists of a variety of small Ginkgo Biloba leaves (Japanese イ チ ョ ウ / ichô) – the landmark of Tokyo. Just beautiful!
Many thanks for the memorable evening Shangri-La Tokyo.