Yoshiume specializes in nabe hot pots, which are cooked at the table over individual gas burners. These are served a la carte or as part of full-course meals (at ¥7,000, ¥8,000 and ¥10,000), which follow the sequence of traditional Japanese cuisine but with without the elaborate presentation and overly sweet flavors associated with Kyoto kaiseki meals.
Yoshiume: Simmering over a nabe hot pot
Name (J) よし梅 人形町本店
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
Warming nabe hot pots with lashings of old-time charm
If only they had better sake by the flask.
Drinks Beer from ¥700; sake ¥600/flask, ¥1,300/300-ml bottle, from ¥5,500/720-ml bottle; wine ¥2,000/carafe, from ¥3,500/bottle
Number of seats 100 (including 9 counter seats and tables for 8)
BGM The gentle plink of koto and biwa
Smoking No smoking
1-18-3 Nihonbashi-Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
11:15 a.m.-2 p.m.; 5-10 p.m.; closed Sundays and holidays (March-November also closed Saturday)
Cash, Credit Card
Transport Turn left as you leave Exit A5 of Ningyocho Station, then turn right along the main street. After crossing one small street, turn right down a narrow alley. Yoshiume is on the right after 30 meters.