How about a full Japanese meal on the top floor of a hotel with a stunning view of Tokyo Sky Tree(R)? If that sounds interesting to you, keep reading to discover everything about Sky Tree(R) View Restaurant Ren, located inside Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo, which is only a few steps away from Tokyo Sky Tree(R), and reachable in 8 minutes by train from Tokyo Station. Here is a thorough guide to what makes Ren so valuable, along with its fine kaiseki cuisine.
"Kaiseki Cuisine", Japan's Traditional Meal
Kaiseki Cuisine's Structure and Rules
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About Sky Tree(R) View Restaurant Ren
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Ren's Recommended [Nobori Kaiseki] of seasonal products
There are so many must-eats made with seasonal products! Check out what's on the menu.
*The content of the course changes on a seasonal basis. These are the dishes served in February.
[Crab Temari Sushi] (upper right)
As you bite in the firm crab meat, you'll feel a pleasant sweetness, while the light saltiness enhances its umami (Japanese savory taste) even more.
[Japanese Amberjack Namban-zuke] (upper center)
Even the inside of the fish is well soaked in vinegar, and the light flavor is well-balanced with the moderate amount of fats. It's tasty and juicy.
[Crab with Avocado Dressing] (upper left)
This is amazing, the saltiness of crab matches divinely with the creamy sweetness of avocado.
[Japanese Amberjack Wakatake-yaki] (lower right)
Wakatake-yaki is a grilling method that includes wakame seaweed and bamboo shoots as seasonings. The soft aroma of wakame accents the texture of bamboo shoots and goes great with Japanese amberjack.
[Crab Dashimaki Tamago] (lower center)
This classy dish wisely combines the original flavor of eggs with the umami of crab, which gets stronger and stronger as you keep eating.
[Smoked Japanese Amberjack] (lower left)
The smokey flavor is very pleasant, yet maintains the original umami of Japanese amberjack.
It's always the same 2 ingredients, but you won't even notice and you'll never get tired of them, as they're prepared and seasoned in different ways to offer you both sweet and salty flavors.
Mizore shitate refers to a dish topped with grated daikon. In Japanese cuisine, this recipe is often used to make soups. It's a delicate dish that will make you enjoy the warm thickness of healthy daikon soaked in the soup. In this course, they used Japanese amberjack, crab and grilled tofu, and all the flavors are superbly combined with each other. Grab your bowl with your hands. This way, you'll be able to bring it to your mouth and avoid spilling any soup.
Next, it's time for some sashimi (thinly sliced fish arranged on a plate). Again, winter's most delicious ingredients are Japanese amberjack and snowcrab, and this time they're served with yuba (the membrane you get on the surface of soy milk when you cook it) and raw sea urchin. This sashimi is super meaty and rich. It's a great opportunity to savor seasonal delicacies.
Kami-nabe (paper hot pot)
Shabu-shabu is the most representative hot pot delicacy of Japanese cuisine, and now it's its turn. A hot pot is filled with simmered broth in which you quickly cook meat, fish and vegetables. By cooking the ingredients for a very short time, the texture turns out tender and the flavor stays locked inside. Each person has their own hot pot, so you can choose your preferred cooking degree. If you need advice, just 1 second is enough to keep the fish semi-raw. It lightly absorbs the broth and the overall flavor is the typical delicate taste of Japanese cuisine. Be careful not to let the small gaps cook too long, otherwise, the meat will stiffen.
Finally, you get to try French charcoal-grilled food, which is the specialty of both the chef and the restaurant. It's exciting to watch the meat being skillfully cut right before your eyes. It's well marbled and the texture is super tender. Plus, your nostrils will be teased by the aroma of charcoal. It's served with 3 sauces for you to have 3 different experiences: chili pepper, horseradish and red wine sauce.
At this point you'll start to feel full, but your kaiseki course isn't finished yet! Your next dish is crab zosui. Zosui is a typical Japanese dish wherein rice and other vegetables are seasoned with soy sauce or miso and simmered together. The expression "kakitama" refers to the act of pouring eggwash on top. In this course, their kakitama zosui is made with umami-rich crab.
The last part of your meal is dessert. This course's sweet lineup was chocolate ice cream, pudding, coconut fromage, and fig poundcake. They're moderately sweet, pleasantly light and perfect to finish off a meal like this. Chocolate ice cream is especially recommended. It's sweet and bitter at the same time, and the rich texture is truly addicting.
Enjoy Delicious Kaiseki Cuisine while Admiring Tokyo Sky Tree(R)
April 2020's [Nobori Kaiseki] Menu
*The photo is just an example
Book a Table at Sky Tree(R) View Restaurant Ren
REN SKYTREE(R) VIEW RESTAURANT
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from A3 exit of [Kinshicho Station] on Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line / 3 minutes walk from the north exit of [Kinshicho Station] on JR Line
Address: 24F, Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo, 1-2-2 Kinshi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo Map