Located in a quite residential area, behind the Nezu Shrine is a rare French type of Chinese cuisine. Even I will not be able to relocate the restaurant without printing an access map or rotating my google map on my smartphone (lol) but it is worth trying and the effort is guaranteed priceless.
Most Chinese restaurants sell by their volume and speed but when you reach a certain age……(oops, not disclosing my age yet) the appreciation of well selected healthy food and stimulating to the eye is more a value than more so the stomach. So if you are one of my group of people…..be sure to remember this restaurant if you every think of Chinese Herbal Seasonal Food, French Style and very creative.
The restaurant if a renovated old house…not sure but I am certain it goes back well to the 40s or 50s. The old tatami rooms are renovated into private secluded rooms so it serves well for a private gathering even with children or babies. It may look similar to a luxurious oriental spa or esthetic salon but the energy is very quiet, serene and relaxing; which is perfect way to start your meal.
This was a birthday invitation from our son and wife and our little grandson for both my husband and I, both born in the month of April.
Appetizer (Top left corner)
- Fresh Red Snapper (Tilefish) with fish roe
- Fried bamboo shoots, underneath is a soy sauce braised ‘ofu’
- Barbecue Pork (Chashu) with Field mustard flower with french mustard sauce
- Spring shrimp gelee with baby white fish, underneath is a avocado shrimp
- Jelly fish, Soramame (Broad beans), Lily, Mountain Yam
Spring shrimp gelee with baby white fish, underneath is a avocado shrimp
Jelly fish, Soramame (Broad beans), Lily, Mountain Yam
Fresh Red Snapper (Tilefish) with fish roe / Fried bamboo shoots, underneath is a soy sauce braised ‘ofu’
甘鯛の鱈子和え / 竹の子とおふの煮物
Barbecue Pork (Chashu) with Field mustard flower with french mustard sauce
Red Snapper in a sweet and sour sauce
Bird Nest Soup with Togan (Winter Melon)
Lotus Root, Taro Potatoe, Cheek beef meat, Pork shank meat
Handmade Noodles in spicy peanut soup (tantan noodles)
Dessert (Citrus sorbet)
Name of restaurant: Kogetu (which means ANCIENT MOON)
Address : 4-23-1, Ikenohata, Taito-Ku, Tokyo
Tel : 03.3821.4751
Web Link : http://www.kogetu.co.jp