In keeping with the air of mystery you'd expect from a ninja-themed restaurant, a ninja-costumed waiter leads you through a dark underground maze to your table in an artificial cave. The menu has more than 100 choices, including some elaborate set courses that are extravagant in both proportion and price. Among the impressively presented dishes are "jack-in-the-box" seafood salad—a lacquerware box overflowing with seasonal seafood and garnished with mustard, avocado tartar, and miso paste—and the life-size bonsai-tree dessert made from cookies and green-tea ice cream. Magical tricks are performed at your table during dinner—it's slightly kitschy but entertaining nonetheless, especially for kids.
- Address: Akasaka Tokyu Plaza, 2–14–3 Nagata-cho, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 100-0014 | Map It
- Phone: 03/5157–3936
- Website: www.ninjaakasaka.com
- Subway: Ginza and Marunouchi subway lines, Akasaka-mitsuke Station (Tokyu Plaza Exit)
- Location: Akasaka
- Reservations essential