The legend has grown with the telling. Takazawa has only three tables and serves a maximum of 10 people each evening (initially it was just eight people at two tables). Working virtually solo, the chef prepares protracted banquets of complexity and flair. The experience is intimate and theatrical and, for some at least, transcendental.
Takazawa: food for all the senses
Name (J) タカザワ
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
Outstanding, inventive, one-of-a-kind chef's-table cuisine.
The service charge and tax bump up the already-pricey bill.
Drinks Beer from ¥1,200/glass; sake from ¥2,000/glass; wine from ¥1,800/glass, from ¥12,000/bottle; wine pairing courses from ¥6,000.
Number of seats 10 maximum.
BGM Faint piano jazz.
Smoking Smoking permitted
Sanyo Akasaka Bldg. 2F, 3-5-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Daily 6-9 p.m. (last sitting).
Cash, Credit Card
Transport From Akasaka Station (Exit 2), turn right and walk toward Sotobori-dori, then turn onto the third side street on the left (by an open parking area). The entrance to Takazawa is on the right after about 30 meters, just after the Pescaderia oyster bar.