The centerpiece of any meal at Ukai Toriyama, though, is chicken or beef, which you grill yourself over the irori grill set in the middle of each room. It is this mixture of refinement and rusticity, polished service and hands-on earthiness that makes eating here such a pleasure.
Ukai Toriyama: Time to head for the hills
Name (J) うかい鳥山
Lunch price range
¥3,000 or more
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
What a remarkable setting; the food is excellent, too.
The train ride back into town.
Drinks Beer ¥680; sake from ¥470; shochu from ¥3,160/bottle; wine from ¥530/glass, from ¥2,600/ bottle.
Number of seats 550 (spread among 79 rooms and 39 buildings)
Smoking No smoking
3426 Minami-Asakawamachi, Hachioji City, Tokyo
11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (last sitting 8 p.m.); Sunday last sitting 7 p.m.
Cash, Credit Card
Transport From Shinjuku, it takes 48 minutes by Keio Line (Limited Express). From the station, there is a shuttle bus to Ukai Toriyama (every 20 minutes between 10:05 a.m. and 7:40 p.m.).