There's no mystery as to what's on the menu at Kamo-shabu Chikutei. Even if you didn't know that "kamo" means "duck," the lamps at the entrance with their stylized image of a mallard in flight give the game away.
Kamo-shabu Chikutei: Putting the duck into shabu-shabu
Name (J) 鴨シャブ 竹亭 赤坂店
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
A good range of duck dishes; easygoing friendly service
shabushabu / sukiyaki
Drinks Beer from ¥315; sake from ¥630; shochu from ¥630/glass, ¥3,150/bottle; umeshu from ¥630; wine from ¥735/glass, ¥4,200/bottle
Number of seats Counter for 10; tables for 12
Smoking No smoking
Urb-Center Bldg. B1, 2-13-13 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
東京都港区赤坂2-13-13 アープセンタービル B1
6-10:30 p.m. (last order); closed Sat., Sun. and holidays
Cash, Credit Card
Transport From Akasaka Station (Exit 2), turn right (toward Sotobori-dori) and turn right at the first side street. Walk to the end and turn left. You will see the entrance to Chikutei on the left after 10 meters.