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Introducing Tofuya Ukai in Minato, Tokyo

This video, titled "[Japanese Cuisine] Tofuya Ukai (【和食】とうふ屋うかい Touhuya Ukai), was released by "美味しんブログ Delicious blog."

Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai, shown in the video, is a tofu specialty store with a marvelous garden in Tokyo Tower located in Tokyo's Minato Ward.
It's rare to find a tofu specialty store; however, their charm is their delicious food and gardens and also the surrounding scenery unique to the city.

The Japanese dishes pair well with sake, and it's a place that we highly recommend checking out if you have the chance.
Now, let's take a look at Tofuya Ukai!

The Tofuya Ukai Monthly Course Shown in the Video

The video shows the monthly course at Tofuya Ukai, so we'll be introducing it to you here.

① Appetizer
The 1st item on the course, which can be seen from 2:27 in the video, is abalone and somen (thin noodles), a Japanese lantern filled with bayberry, seared pressed sushi, and shrimp karasumi.
It's a luxurious menu from the get-go!

② Specialty Age-Dengaku
The 2nd item on the course, seen from 3:03 in the video, is the famous age-dengaku, a type of deep fried tofu.
It can be enjoyed even more by eating it with the finely cut white leeks that come with it.

③ Minced Shrimp Dumplings
The 3rd item on the course, which can be seen from 3:26 in the video is a minced shrimp dumpling.
Don't let its appearance deceive you as this dish is bursting with flavor.

④ Kamo Eggplant with Sesame Sauce
The 4th item on the course, seen from 3:35 in the video, is Kamo eggplant with sesame sauce.
The eggplant with sesame sauce has a simple appearance but is made from carefully selected ingredients and has a powerful taste that makes it not the least bit inferior to other dishes.

⑤ Specialty Tosui Tofu
The 5th item on the course, seen from 4:09 in the video, is the famous specialty Tosui Tofu.
Once you try this tofu, you'll never be satisfied with any other tofu.

⑥ Special Selection Charcoal Grilled Wagyu Beef
The 6th item on the course, seen from 4:17 in the video, is the special selection charcoal grilled wagyu beef that has been luxuriously grilled over charcoal.
The delicious charcoal grilled wagyu beef pairs unexpectedly well with wasabi.

⑦ Ayu Rice
The 7th item on the course, seen from 5:17 in the video, is, ayu rice, in which ayu (sweetfish) has been expertly cooked in rice.
The set of simple but delicious ayu rice and miso soup warms and heals the body from the core.

⑧ Fig
The 8th item on the course, seen from 5:38 in the video, is the dessert item, fig.
You can eat one after the other, with the figs having a strong sweet taste.

This monthly course is ¥14,200 including tax.

Summary of Tofuya Ukai

Image of Teppanyaki meat
Photo:Teppanyaki meat

In this article we introduced "Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai."
Not only can you enjoy course meals at this tofu specialty restaurant, but you can also buy souvenirs as well.
Be sure to check them out when you visit if you're looking for gifts for friends and family.
Many of the items have a rustic Japanese atmosphere about them.

The kaiseki cuisine centered on the tofu of the well-known restaurant Tofuya Ukai is packed with flavors that represent the spirit of Washoku.
The menu is also quite extensive, and all seats are non-smoking with private rooms available for reservation.
That being said, you can feel at ease even when coming with children.

In addition to the Tokyo Shiba branch introduced in the video, "Tofuya Ukai" also includes Kawasaki's "Tofuya Ukai Saginuma Branch" and Tokyo Hachioji's "Tofuya Ukai Owada Branch."

The Ukai Group includes Ukai Toriyama, Ukai Chikutei, Ginza kappou ukai, “Roppongi kappou ukai, Roppongi Ukai-tei, Hachioji Ukai-tei, Ginza Ukai-tei, Omotesando Ukai-tei, Yokahama Ukai-tei, Azamino Ukai-tei, Grill Ukai Marunouchi Branch, and Le Poulet Brasserie Ukai, with many restaurants being operated in the outskirts of Tokyo.
Consider checking these out as well

Tofuya Ukai offers hospitality in all its forms, from the food, to the Sukiya-style architecture that retains a chic Edo feel, to the garden that changes its appearance in each of Japan's beautiful four seasons.
If you're thinking of traveling to Tokyo, consider making reservations!

◆Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai|Restaurant Overview◆
【Address】4-4-13 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
A 5-minute walk from the Akabanebashi Exit of Toei Oedo Line Akabanebashi Station
A 9-minute walk from the #1 Exit of Tokyo Metro Hibiya line Kamiyacho Station
A 7-minute walk from the A4 Exit of Toei Mita Line Shiba Koen Station
A 20-minute walk from the North Exit of JR Hamamatsucho Station
Weekdays 11:45 - 15:00, 17:00 - 19:30
Saturday・Sunday・Holidays 11:00 - 19:30

【Official Website】Tokyo・Shiba Koen Tofu Kaiseki Cuisine "Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai"

【Yelp】Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai

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Last Updated : Jul. 14, 2022
鈴木 正孝(Masataka Suzuki)
A writer born and raised in Asakusa, Tokyo who loves traveling and novels
Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai - A Tofu Specialty Store in Minato, Tokyo. Enjoy Delicious Food and a Beautiful Japanese Garden in the Middle of the City!
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