Enjoy freshly made deliciousness the chef has poured his heart into
Oryori Kaiseki Icaro is a two-minute walk from subway Marutamachi Station, so it’s incredibly easy to get to the restaurant. Inside the restaurant is well-lighted, clean, and you can admire seasonal flower art in a comfortable atmosphere.
Right now the owner-chef of Icaro, Mr. Yamauchi, cooks everything by himself, but no matter how busy he gets, he still won’t make anything beforehand. This is because he wants the customers to be able to taste his dishes at their very best. Mr. Yamauchi is very passionate about his food, and he’s looking for better ways to cook every time he is carefully making his seasonal dishes. When eating here, I was surprised by how good the intrinsic taste of the ingredients was!
This is Icaro’s main course menu. The meal starts with a glass of black bean tea, and from appetizers to the last dish, rice altogether contains eight dishes. The ingredients are bought from shops the chef trusts, so they’re the best ones you can get. From the beginning to the end, you can always feel the dedication of the chef and wonder at just how customer-focused he is. This is the best-value course menu at Icaro, so if it’s your first time, I recommend ordering the Icaro kaiseki.
/ ￥8,000 and up
An “omakase” course menu by the chef (the choices are all up to the chef). This course meal contains six dishes from appetizers to the last dish, which is rice. This course contains many seasonal ingredients, and by eating them you can feel the current season. Like the Icaro kaiseki course, the artistic sense of the chef shines in the cooking methods and garnishments of the dishes. I hope you will get a chance to taste the umami of the simple ingredients at Icaro. The price changes depending on the ingredients used and the number of dishes.
The sake selection at Icaro is chosen by the chef; each one is better than the last. The sake here goes beautifully with the food, but it’s also delicious drunken as is. He is not choosing sake by its price, but by the taste, so they’re all exceptional. When you’re going to Icaro, be sure to enjoy a cup of the chef’s recommended sake.