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For each guest that dines at this restaurant, byFood will donate 10 meals
Location
Cuisine
Traditional Japanese / Kaiseki / Kappo
Average cost
Dinner: ¥15,000 - ¥35,000
This kappo chef gets all his ingredients from the markets within the neighborhood, and believes in conveying the passions of his suppliers to the customer.

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If there’s one thing that chef Yusuke Imoto has learned over his illustrious culinary career, it’s that a chef isn’t necessarily an artist—they are a translator. According to Chef Imoto, the chef’s primary role is actually to translate the thoughts and feelings of the farmers, ranchers and fishermen who supply the ingredients. The best ingredients are farmed and raised with passion, he reasons. And it is his responsibility to translate this passion through his culinary technique. Said technique favors preparation methods that are lighter and gentle on the palate, so as to let guests better taste the inherent flavors of the produce, meat and fish. Most chefs take pride in sourcing ingredients from within the prefecture, but Chef Imoto goes one step further by getting the vast majority of his from the local markets in Yoyogi-Uehara, many of them his friends who have been his suppliers for many years. This practice of hyper-local sourcing was something that he observed during his Italian culinary training. Chef Imoto uses no ingredient that he hasn’t tried personally. Take, for instance, the prized Oroku sake that he pairs liberally with his menu items. Having tried a bottle once during a trip to Shimane, he fell in love with its complex flavor profile and myriad applications—and it has never left his countertop since.
Dining Courses
Seasonal Course with Kuroge Wagyu Beef
Afternoon, Evening
¥ 15,050
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A course menu that changes weekly. Chef Imoto came up with the idea after personally visiting several farms, and partnering with those farmers whose philosophies and ideals about vegetable cultivation were in the most alignment with his own. Each week’s menu is only finalised after discussions with said farmers, who inform him on the best produce currently available. The kuroge wagyu beef in the menu’s penultimate dish is also sourced specifically from cows and not bulls, for a softer texture ...
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A course menu that changes weekly. Chef Imoto came up with the idea after personally visiting several farms, and partnering with those farmers whose philosophies and ideals about vegetable cultivation were in the most alignment with his own. Each week’s menu is only finalised after discussions with said farmers, who inform him on the best produce currently available. The kuroge wagyu beef in the menu’s penultimate dish is also sourced specifically from cows and not bulls, for a softer texture ...
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¥ 15,050
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Classic Course with Kuroge Wagyu Beef
Afternoon, Evening
¥ 17,500
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This course menu contains two of Yoyogi-Uehara Yu’s most famous offerings, the wagyu beef potato salad and the crab cream croquette. The potato salad is no ordinary potato salad; incorporating wagyu beef simmered in soy sauce and ginger (shigure-ni), as well as dried egg yolks with fermented soy sauce koji, it was formulated specifically by Chef Imoto to accompany a glass of sake—preferably his favorite Oroku.
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This course menu contains two of Yoyogi-Uehara Yu’s most famous offerings, the wagyu beef potato salad and the crab cream croquette. The potato salad is no ordinary potato salad; incorporating wagyu beef simmered in soy sauce and ginger (shigure-ni), as well as dried egg yolks with fermented soy sauce koji, it was formulated specifically by Chef Imoto to accompany a glass of sake—preferably his favorite Oroku.
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¥ 17,500
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byFood Original: Chef’s Selection Omakase Course with 11-Glass Oroku Sake Tasting
Afternoon, Evening
¥ 35,000
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A course menu that changes weekly. Each week’s is only finalized after discussions with Chef Imoto’s suppliers, who inform him on the best produce currently available. The kuroge wagyu beef in the menu’s penultimate dish is also sourced from cows and not bulls, for a softer texture and richer taste. But the true draw of this menu is the Oroku sake pairing—Chef Imoto’s personal favorite. Each of the 11 dishes on the omakase menu is designed to be paired with a different variety of Oroku sake, al...
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A course menu that changes weekly. Each week’s is only finalized after discussions with Chef Imoto’s suppliers, who inform him on the best produce currently available. The kuroge wagyu beef in the menu’s penultimate dish is also sourced from cows and not bulls, for a softer texture and richer taste. But the true draw of this menu is the Oroku sake pairing—Chef Imoto’s personal favorite. Each of the 11 dishes on the omakase menu is designed to be paired with a different variety of Oroku sake, al...
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¥ 35,000
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Yoyogi-Uehara Yu Access Info

Yoyogi-Uehara Yu is located a 1-minute walk from Yoyogi-Uehara Station.

Yoyogi-Uehara Yu Phone Number

03-6804-8997

Yoyogi-Uehara Yu Business Days

Sunday
12:00 PM
03:00 PM
-
04:00 PM
11:00 PM
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
04:00 PM
11:00 PM
Wednesday
04:00 PM
11:00 PM
Thursday
04:00 PM
11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM
03:00 PM
-
04:00 PM
11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM
03:00 PM
-
04:00 PM
11:00 PM

Yoyogi-Uehara Yu Address

3-chome-22-12 Nishihara, Shibuya City, Tokyo, 151-0066

Yoyogi-Uehara Yu Cancellation Policy

Cancel your reservation at least 2 days before the dining start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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