Japan has so many Western-style restaurants, izakayas, or bistros worth visiting. One of these will bring you back to the Taisho period where restaurants with gorgeous dining rooms were a common setting. The place is called Todoroki-tei which is located in Higashiyama of Kanazawa City, a perfect place for a romantic dining experience. The place has been lavishly decorated with a Western feel where you can enjoy French cuisines.
Todoroki-tei is an old bistro established in 1923 which used to be the place of an old bank in the area. It has been designed with a woody and candlelit atmosphere with a vaulted ceiling bringing out a romantic vibe. It is a charming little restaurant with superb food and good wine selection.
Foods are cooked to perfection and they definitely taste amazing. It offers authentic French cuisines with specialty course plans. Though the staff don’t speak English well, the menu comes with an English translation for foreign people to understand.
Aside from their meal plans, the bistro is serving tasty Western food on the menu such as carbonara. You can order meat such as lamb which is tender and is served with an array of vegetables, too. Since the place is also known for seafood, you may order crab bisque or fish. Prices of food per platter usually cost 1,200 yen. To help set the mood, several black and white videos are being played on the bistro’s screen. The place can be rented for special events such as weddings or birthday parties. It can accommodate at least 40 people or more in separate rooms. The place is usually empty in the afternoon which gives chance to diners seeking to enjoy a romantic setting for two. It is also accessible to historical destinations such as Kanazawa’s old tea house area.
So if you’re thinking of enjoying your life through gastronomical explorations, trying out Todoroki-tei’s food can be a fun experience. The dinner courses provide good value for money which calls for a true feast.