Below the lobby, the hotel's Japanese restaurant, Mizuki, features 4 kinds of Japanese specialty cuisines: kaiseki, sushi, teppan, and tempura. You can sit at eat specialized station or in the main dining area to eat a little of everything.
When in Japan and there's a beautiful tempura bar, you must go there. At these bars, each piece is fried at your eating pace. I thought my tempura experience in Tokyo was amazing, and this just brought up the bar. Mizuki's tempura has been my best experience to date.
The seafood and vegetables were all local and seasonal. The chef, who is a humble genius at the fryer and with his tempura artistry, watches as you dine and eat. He paces your next bites, fries them according to your pace, and explains how each bite will be best enhanced with sauce, lemon, or salt. The batter was perfection and paper thin while perfectly fried inside. So amazing.
|Steps down to the Japanese restaurant|
|Chef preparing our tempura platter|
|Starting with tofu and salmon roe|
|Chef frying our meal. One bite at a time.|
|Corn and shrimp|
|Perfectly battered and cooked|
|Mushrooms wrapped in white fish|
|White fish wrapped in shiso leaves|
|Hokkaido Camembert cheese and sweet potato|
|Smooth, silky and perfectly lightly battered|
|Attention to detail. Christofle chopsticks|
|Rice, soup, and pickles to close the meal|
|Matcha and sakura ice cream|