The exclusive specialty here is tofu, prepared in more ways than you can imagine—boiled, steamed, stir-fried with minced crabmeat, served in a custard, or wrapped in thin layers around a delicate whitefish paste. Tofu is touted as the perfect high-protein, low-calorie health food; at Ume no Hana it's raised to the elegance of haute cuisine. Remove your shoes when you step up to the lovely central room. Latticed wood screens separate the tables, and private dining rooms with tatami seating are available. Prix fixe meals include a complimentary aperitif. Ume no Hana shops in Ueno and Ginza also worth visiting.
2F Aoyama M's Tower, 2–27–18 Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo, Kanagawa-ken, 107-0062, Japan