From its mysterious entry to its dedicated staff who fuss over every detail, Zenkichi reminds even the most jaded diner why going out to eat can be pure magic. The atmosphere is relaxed but focused, and the omakase is surprisingly well-priced for this neighborhood. Secluded booths offer a sexy vibe for date night, where couples can ring a bell for service. And Akariba, a cool little cash-only bar downstairs, serves up such treats as oysters and sake. In addition to the à la carte and dessert menus, this kitchen also offers a seasonal omakase provided two or more diners partake. But unlike the typical parade, there's something here for everyone, and the pre-determined dishes may unveil Saikyo miso cod or a heap of summer vegetables in Tosazu gelée.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors