Best way to try luxury fruits in Tokyo in an eatery setting?
I remember my $22 slice of musk melon at the Park Hyatt several years back as one of the best fruit bites of my life. I'm planning on returning to Tokyo in Spring for another tabe aruki... Any recommendations for a restaurant that serves high-end fruits like the ones available for purchase at Sembikiya?
Thanks in advance!
Sembikiya and Takano have fruit parlours at some of their locations where you can order fruit dishes - mostly fruity parfaits and confections with lashing of cream. While it won't be an as rarified experience as the Park Hyatt, you could try Sembikiya's Nihonbashi store near Mitsukoshi-Mae station, or Takano's Honten store in Shinjuku.
I'd second wekabeka's Sembikiya Nihonbashi suggestion.
We had a great time browsing fruits in the store downstairs, saw a interesting video of greenhouse grown mango that are not picked by hand, but rather drop into their individual nets when they reach ultimate ripeness.
I think the parfait I had upstairs in their parlor dining area had a few of those mango chunks in it. The dining area also served other food as well, but all very fancy.
Also the Tokyo Mandarin Oriental is upstairs. Great location to kick back, hear some live jazz, enjoy a drink and have some pretty decent bar food, with a nice view over Tokyo from the 27th floor.
I can't wait to get back there.
Have a good time