Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo’s garden restaurant Mokushundo serves its diners with fresh meat and seafood grilled on lava rocks from Mt. Fuji. Therefore, one can expect to relish the natural flavours of the fish, poultry, and vegetables. The restaurant comes with an open-kitchen concept wherein the chef prepares the food in front of you. I was really impressed by the techniques and finesse with which the chef presented the meal.

The natural setting of the restaurant scores brownie points as one can experience different atmospheres for different seasons — from the cherry blossom to autumn and winter.

On the menu, you can find seasonal vegetables, grilled lobster, fillet and Japanese beef among others.

VERDICT: An ideal pick to try out Japan’s renowned stone-grilled food concept.

HOURS: Dinner: 5 pm to 8 pm

PRICE: Upwards of JPY 8,000/INR 5,081

CONTACT: Mokushundo, Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, 2 Chome-10-8 Sekiguchi, Bunkyō, Tokyo 112-0014, Japan

Ravi Lalwani