A Roppongi Discovery

Tucked away in the massive shopping, food and entertainment area that is Roppongi Hills, a little shop called Sakura has made its way into my heart. Had I not sought it out after reading some reviews, I would never have known it was there. It’s the quintessential little kitchen hidden among the shiny branch eateries that surround it. It’s truly a hidden gem and extremely economical at that.

The menu includes many options and a choice of A or B set. A set comes with more side items, at about 1130 yen for a salad, soup, brown or white rice, three deli items and a main course. There is no denying the value.

The brown rice is incredible. It’s hard to find good brown rice if it can be found at all in most eateries. Highly recommended.

The desserts also looked great – tofu tiramisu, among others. I was too full to try but would love to sometime.

We ordered the cabocha (pumpkin) stuffed with meat with a white cream sauce and the salmon and veggies in butter soy sauce in a stone bowl. Both were delicious. The pumpkin was tender and a perfect autumn treat. The salmon dish was perfectly cooked and very light.

Overall, a great find. If you’re in the neighborhood, I recommend skipping the usual chain locations and trying this hidden gem in the basement of the north tower.

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