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Dec 4, 2013 10:49 PM

Best uni pasta in Tokyo?

I know there are some previous posts on this topic but unfortunately the places listed are either closed/only offer uni pasta as part of a course dinner.

I was wondering if anyone could recommend somewhere which does a great uni pasta (quality of uni more important than the price!) and serves as part of an a la carte menu? I know L'Aterlier de Joel Robuchon in Roppongi Hills does one but does anyone have any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance

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  1. Ristorante Honda at Aoyama, tomato base linguine
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    Or Ristorante Da Nino at Nogizaka, simple linguine, a touch of acidity, very good..
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    Both are very small portion, 90gr max ! The price 'a la carte' depends of the day market price, usually between 4600 to 5500.-yens. Reservation in advance is necessary, specify your demand of 'uni pasta' !

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    1. re: Ninisix

      Hi Ninisix - thanks a lot for you recommendation but I was wondering if you know of any places where it can be ordered simply as an a la carte option rather than places which appear to only serve course meals - that way it would maybe be possible to get a bigger portion!

      1. re: toktoktok

        These prices are for 'a la carte'. I loove sushi, so for me, the uni needs to be of same grade, good, high quality, creamy, sweet.. If you're interested to try one of these restaurant, you'd better include such dish in a menu at lunch, it will be around 7-8000yens.

        1. re: Ninisix

          As a complement to my last post, I have had confirmation that Ristorante Da Nino serves 'uni linguine' at around 3500yens, the portion will be very different than the menu, more copious. If you go, please come up with a review.