Most kaiseki restaurants serve meals that are by definition multicourse affairs, with no deviation from the established sequence of dishes. At Maru, you get a choice: Call ahead to order a full-course meal or pick from the a la carte menu (a full English translation is available) according to your whim.
Rakushokushu Maru: Modern kaiseki the Maru way
Name (J) 楽食酒 圓
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
Quality Japanese cuisine in a setting that's accessible and welcoming
The constant bleeping of the timers for the rice pots
Drinks Beer ¥750; cocktails from ¥700; sake from ¥800; shochu from ¥630; wine from ¥800/glass and ¥3,800/bottle
Number of seats 52
Smoking No smoking
Aoyama KT Building,5-50-8 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.); dinner 6 p.m.-1 a.m. (Fri. 6 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sun. 6 p.m.-midnight)
Cash, Credit Card
Transport From Omotesando Station (B2 exit) walk down Aoyama-dori (in the direction of Shibuya). Continue past the lights at the intersection with Kotto-dori, then take the second side street on the right (after the Muji shop). The entrance to Maru is immediately on your right.