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If you want to treat yourself to something special, head to the quiet neighborhood of Yakumo in Meguro, Tokyo where an unsuspectingly exquisite restaurant awaits. Originally opened in 2009 and perched on top of a hill, Yakumo Saryo offers a humble yet intricate dining experience that emphasizes ingredients and craftsmanship.

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Yakumo Saryo was designed by Shinichiro Ogata and his firm Simplicity. Although offering traditional kaiseki dinners, what makes Yakumo unique is that they offer breakfast and lunch as well. It’s especially nice for those who don’t want to commit to the lengthy and pricy kaiseki dinner.

Asa-cha (literally, morning tea) is offered from 9:00 – 11:00 AM for the relatively reasonable price of 3,500 yen. Lunch, too, begins at 5,000 yen but can be as much as 12,000 yen if you order the special kaiseki lunch. Tea service is also offered throughout the day from 9:00 – 5:00, after which the restaurant shifts into night gear, and that’s by invitation only.

Yakumo Saryo
3-4-7 Yakumo, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Gmap)
Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm (dinner is by invitation only)
Closed: Sundays and holidays, breakfast and lunch not offered on Mondays
Reservations are recommended: 03-5731-1620


this is what their “asa-cha” breakfast might look like


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