They quit their business on December 2017.
The chef work as manager and chef at Kurogi (くろぎ).
(November 10, 2018)
I went to eat at Sharikimon Chawanbu at Arakicho near Yotsuya Sanchome subway station.
This was the first time to pay over 10000 yen course menu by myself 😛
At first, I felt uneasy. I worried about being rejected by the restaurant. Dress code ? I’m OK ?
I hadn’t been to such a classical Japanese cuisine restaurant. I went to there with best clothes :O
It had so cute and dignified appearance.
Chawanbu is located along Sharikimon street.
So they have word “Sharikimon” on their name.
Fancy Japanese cuisine course
On entering the restaurant, I found it had friendly atmosphere. There’re counter seats and divided rooms. We ordered 12000 yen course (ex tax, service fee 10%) when we took reservation.
Eggplants marinated with Tosazu, tsukuneimo, additive-free sea urchin and winter melon
Beautiful. The winter melon was good.
Assorted sashimi (お刺身)
Sea bream, bonito caught in Katsuura, red bream caught in Izu and sea urchin caught in Awaji.This bonito was excellent 🙂 My favorite way to eating it was with myoga, without soy sauce. Sea urchin was so smooth texture and it melted in my mouth softly.
Blackthroat seaperch in the clear soup with mizore. (“Mizore” means grated daikon radish, 赤ムツのみぞれ椀)
Soup made from sea bream. Its smell was so sweet.
Fig with dengaku (いちじくの田楽)
I heard this fig won the Grand Prix at the competition.
To tell the truth, I didn’t like fig. Because, I had eaten so nasty home-grown fig (my friend’s) on my childhood. I never ate fig ever since.
No sooner I saw fig that time, I recalled that nasty fig 🙁
But I tried. And I found it’s very tasty. It’s like jelly. Now I like fig ! Of course, good fig only.
A sardine caught in Osaka Bay (大阪湾のいわし)
Fatty sardine 😀 It was very good.
I heard sardines are so good this year. Quite so !
“Yamagata” beef A5 rank cutlets (山形牛A5ランクのカツレツ)
I was glad to come this restaurant.
I had never eaten such a soft and juicy beefmeats 😀
Rice, miso soup with Kyouage, salted salmon roe and pickled vegetables
The fat oozed out of this kyouage was good. It had a sugary taste a bit.
While eating rice, Yamagata” beef A5 rank steak (山形牛のステーキ) came. Wonderful 😀
It was good too, but I wanted to have more rare one.
Last, a cup of roasted green tea and a piece of fig (緑茶といちじく)
I like beef cutlet best in all dishes that I had at this dinner.
It was like a dream. I enjoyed eating wonderful meals 🙂
About Sharikimon Chawanbu (車力門ちゃわんぶ)
Address / Shima Bldg.1F, 3-22 Arakicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone / 03-3356-1680
Open / 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Closed / Sundays, national holidays
Reservation / Required
Smoking / Not permitted
Credit card / Available
English menu / No