Daidaiya: Modernizing the traditions of Japan
Daidaiya’s creative recipes, selected ingredients, and unforgettable décor are aimed at “modernizing the traditions of Japan,” and offering the international gourmet a one-of-a-kind dining experience.
The restaurant is reminiscent of a five-star hotel, replete with Japanese-style private rooms with sunken seating. Four sets of special “couple seats” are also available for the perfect romantic dinner date.
Whether it’s 20 years’ experience in Japanese cuisine, or 15 years’ experience in Western, Daidaiya’s veteran chefs boast the requisite know-how. A simple salt-grilled whole fish, or some mini sushi topped with delicacies like Mimolette cheese and sardines, are just a few examples. Carnivores will quiver at the sight and scent of roasted slow-aged Echigo pork (¥1,700), or the sirloin steak, aged for 30-40 days (¥2,800).
Mark the occasion with a glass of Chandon sparkling wine (¥980)—hey, why not a bottle (¥6,000)—or select from a full wine list and drinks menu. Meanwhile, ensure you’re getting the very best nourishment with the kaiseki menu (¥5,000). This well-balanced set menu includes various seasonal foods, as well as fish, meat, and sushi.
The stylish yet relaxing atmosphere at Daidaiya will make you feel on top of the world, as well as at the head of your table. Tell the waiter you read it in Metropolis for one free glass of sparkling wine per person.
3F Shinjuku NOWA Bldg, 3-37-12 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku. Tel: 03-5362-7173. Open lunch Sat-Sun & hols 11:30am-2pm; dinner Mon-Thu & Sat 5-11pm, Fri 5pm-midnight, Sun & hols 5-10pm. Nearest stn: Shinjuku. http://r.gnavi.co.jp/g145300/lang/en