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With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games quickly approaching and the Japanese government’s push for more tourism, restaurants are seeing an increase in the number of customers from overseas. With this in mind, Teppanyaki Hamayu at Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba has recently undergone a grand renovation, replacing the previous bright-wood interior with a modern, chic look that features dark wood with framed doors and lights. The combination successfully merges Japanese elegance with Western neoclassic style. The restaurant will officially reopen on April 1 with new lunch and dinner menus, seating for 36, and two private rooms with a teppanyaki grill room for up to eight guests.

Located on the 30th floor and offering an impressive view of Tokyo Bay, Hamayu perfectly encapsulates the glamour of the city’s luxurious food scene. Customers can enjoy a variety of high-quality beef and fresh seafood—paired with delicious sake—in a mysterious and magical space where the endless glittering lights of Tokyo’s skyline spread outside the windows like a painting. It’s also an absolute delight for rooftop lovers, giving diners a chance to experience the view of Tokyo by day and night.

The menu features an esteemed wine and sake selection, including Shichida from Tenzan Shozu in Saga Prefecture, which won the top prize of Sake Master in France last year, and Jikon from Mie Prefecture, a popular sake that is rarely available.

The new look of Hamayu mirrors how they wish to present their food: with a strong focus on top-notch local produce and the original flavors of the ingre­dients. Hamayu takes great care to ensure that farmers and producers are well understood. They visit them regularly, and customers will be sure to taste and appreciate the passion of all those involved.

Both lunch and the standard dinner course include kuroge wagyu, or Japanese black beef. Kobe beef is, of course, a prime player on the menu, but Hamayu goes a step further and serves sirloin and fillets as well—cuts not commonly available in Japan.

If you are keen to try seasonal seafood, the menu also features dishes with fresh lobster and awabi (abalone), straight from a water tank in the kitchen. And if you like being pampered with detail-oriented food, prepare to be amazed by the chefs’ use of washoku, or Japanese cuisine, recognized by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture as an intangible cultural heritage that requires great skill. Washoku is then incorporated into Western food centered on French cuisine, resulting in an immaculate harmony of Japanese and Western styles.

For a sweet finish, dessert lovers can indulge themselves in the wasanbon, a small sugar cake, and kinako, a sweet soy powder. If you prefer a healthier option, be sure to try the musk melon, branded strawberries, or seasonal fruits. And to top it all off, admire the restaurant’s creativity and watch a fire spectacle that displays the energy of teppan right from your seat.
Whether you’re a meat or seafood lover, the new Teppanyaki Hamayu will dazzle your eyes and taste buds.

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