Each one in their own style, these two restaurants light and shine in the good eating scenery in Tokyo. If Ekki (Four Seasons Hotel at Marunouchi) preserves the ancestral tradition of Japanese Food with all the costumes that go along with it, the Signature (Mandarin Oriental Hotel) receives with extreme attention and serves an excellent Fusion French Food.
With an impressive view from the 37th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and with an iconic, sober and luxury design, Signature is a “French Inspired Dinning” that has been awarded with one Star in the 2010 Michelin Guide.
The Chef has created a French inspiration cooking with Japanese design plates to obtain real works of art.
We start with “Bouillon de cèpes a la sarriette, Royale de Parmesan et emietté de crabe aux pignons” to follow “Filet de Chapon poêlé, risotto croustillant au chorizo et crème d’echalote, jus tranché”, and finish with the famous “Bavarois cassis vanille, glace aux raisins Kyoho”.
The experience in the Signature is an invitation to discover the heaven in Tokyo and the palate’s nirvana.
Ekki Bar & Grill
The Ekki is found in the Four Seasons Hotel at Marunouchi with a beautiful view over the gardens. It feels like entering into the heart of a traditional Japan and the plates parade with elegance and delicacy, they invite us to try the premium beef of the Japanese chef, that includes Kobe and Sendai; the most fresh seafood that comes directly from Tsukiji Fish Market and presents the famous Hokkaido, Scallops and Abalonne with a great assortment of vegetables prepared in a delicate Japanese Style. Its centric location is ideal for business or romantic encounters.
Both restaurants are in the Best World Restaurants list. When talking about fine dinning in Tokyo, there are several options and those two stars are a pass to the authentic gourmet pleasure.
Text: Patrick Monney ± Photo: Cortesía de Mandarin Oriental Tokio y Four Seasons