Matsukawa is one of the most sort-after kaiseki restaurant in Tokyo by both Japanese and foreigners.
Matsukawa left a very good impression after my first visit. It impressed me by the simplicity, elegance of Japanese ingredients and cooking skills. It’s a restaurant that tries to achieve perfection and balance in texture and flavors.
I enjoyed every dish but there were a few that really stood out for me. The Dried Sea Cucumber Ovary and Daikon soaked in clear soup had such a wow texture. The daikon melts on your tongue with clean flavors from the soup stock. It’s almost like a sponge that soaked up all the essence from the daikon. Another favorite was the cold soba with mushroom. It’s a very comforting end as the simple flavor cleans your palate.
A meal at Matsukawa feels like a detoxing spa. It’s like a zen place where you just sit down to enjoy pure flavors of good food.
Address: 東京都港区赤坂1-11-6 赤坂テラスハウス１階
Tel: +81 3-6277-7371
Chef: Tadayoshi Matsukawa
Visited on: 19 November 2015