If you want to savour authentic Japanese cuisine then Shunbou restaurant at Grand Hyatt Tokyo is for you. Here, guests can taste the four seasons of Japan in Kappo and Ryotei-style.

One can choose to dine on gorgeous cherry-wood tables in the main dining room or experience a traditional Kaiseki served in private ryotei rooms. My meal at this restaurant included lots of Japanese seasonal delights such as an assorted appetiser, soup, sashimi, grills among others. I also choose to have Shunbou-mai rice, which is grown and harvested in Yamagata prefecture. What’s interesting is that the dishes are served on a beautiful Aji-ishi Japanese granite stone counter. I also tried dishes like the Hida beef croquette that was quite juicy and crunchy; perfectly cooked deep-fried Kyoto chicken; and simmered daily fish, which was well-rounded in flavours. Vegetarians can opt for small bites featuring tofu and grilled vegetables, among others.

VERDICT A great spot to explore Japan’s food and dining culture.

HOURS: Lunch: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm; Dinner: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

PRICE: Upwards of JPY 15,500/ INR JPY 15,500 (Private dining)

CONTACT Shunbou, 6th Floor, Grand Hyatt Tokyo, 6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Japan 106-0032


Ravi Lalwani