Dinner at Jinroku

Dinner at Jinroku

at Jinroku on 6 March 2024
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Living in Tokyo, you learn to navigate through countless dining options, but Jinroku stands out for its okonomiyaki. Located in Shirokane, Minato-ku, this restaurant delivers a no-frills yet satisfying experience focusing on Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki.

My recent visit here confirmed why it's well-regarded. The okonomiyaki, a layered savory pancake with noodles, cabbage, pork, and a perfectly cooked egg, topped with traditional condiments, was a highlight. It's evident that the chefs know their craft, balancing flavors and textures with ease.

The salads, often an afterthought at other places, were fresh and complemented the meal well, showcasing the use of quality ingredients.

The restaurant was busy, with four chefs working non-stop on the plancha. This added a lively vibe to the place, though it never felt overwhelming. The service was efficient, keeping up with the pace without sacrificing attentiveness.

In short, Jinroku offers a straightforward, enjoyable dining experience. It doesn't try to be overly trendy or sophisticated, which is refreshing. The food is good, the atmosphere welcoming, and the service competent. For anyone in Tokyo craving okonomiyaki, it's worth a visit. Just be prepared for a bit of a wait if you go during peak times, but it's a small price to pay for a meal that delivers on taste and satisfaction.

Okonomiyaki
5 / 10