My second night in Tokyo, I met up with a couple of friends from HK for dinner at Teppan-Yaki Ten in Shibuya. The restaurant's menu is simple, 3 premium set courses that included either Abalone, Lobster or Both.
Crab Meat Salad
The Crab Meat was really fresh but the dressing was a little too acidic for my liking.
Grilled Sea Urchin
This was amazing! The Rice had a nice crust from being grilled and went really well with the creamy Sea Urchin.
Grilled Mash Potato Cakes
I've never had Mash Potatoes this way before. The Mash was shaped into a pie and then pan seared giving it a nice crisp exterior. It was served with a Mentaiko Mayo Dressing.
This was my first time having Abalone Teppanyaki and it was really good. The Abalone was simply seasoned with Salt and Pepper and was really tender.
The Lobster was my least favorite course. The Lobster had a rubbery texture.
Grilled Foie Gras
The Foie Gras was served with a Balsamic Reduction Dressing and Pineapple. The rich Foie Gras was very creamy and had a nice crisp texture.
Grilled Premium Japanese Beef
The Beef was really good. It was tender, juicy and had the right amount of Meat to Fat Ratio. The chef served a number of condiments to go with the Beef but it was so good it should be just eaten plain.
Soup of the Day
The Chef's Soup of the Day was really Teppanyaki Fried Rice served with Soup. I loved the contrasting textures between the crunchy rice and soft rice that absorbed the Dashi.
Dessert of the Day
This is the Chef's take on a Creme Brulee. The flavor tasted exactly like Creme Brulee except it had a denser texture. It was good with the Strawberries served.
This was my first time having Teppanyaki using premium ingredients such as Foie Gras, Lobster and Abalone. I enjoyed most of the courses we had especially the Beef and Abalone course. The only thing I would have liked was for the portions to be bigger.
Price: $$$-$$$$$ (Approximately USD $60 to $120 per person)
Address: 2-23-12-2F Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
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