Fodor's Expert Review Robata Honten

$$$ Ginza Japanese Fodor's Choice

Old, funky, and more than a little cramped, Robata is a bit daunting at first, but fourth-generation chef-owner Takao Inoue holds forth here with an inspired version of Japanese home cooking. He's also a connoisseur of pottery and serves his food on pieces acquired at famous kilns all over the country. There's no menu; just tell Inoue-san how much you want to spend, and leave the rest to him. A meal at Robata—like the pottery—is simple to the eye but subtle and fulfilling. Typical dishes include steamed fish with vegetables, stews of beef or pork, and seafood salads.

Japanese Lively Dinner Flight Centre Fodor's Choice $$$

Quick Facts

1–3–8 Yurakucho
Tokyo, Tokyo-to  100-0006, Japan


Known For:
  • Cozy, eclectic atmosphere
  • Country-style izakaya
  • Country-style izakaya
  • No menu
  • Dishes served on unique pottery collection
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed some Sun. each month. No lunch

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