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10 / 10
on 19 Apr 2024

Sazenka, located in Tokyo’s Minami-Azabu district, is a fine dining restaurant that merges Chinese cuisine with Japanese influences. The chef, Tomoya Kawada, is renowned for his unique approach that incorporates Chinese cooking techniques and Japanese sensibilities. This fusion reflects a deep respect for the tea cultures and culinary traditions of both China and Japan. Sazenka is set within a former diplomat’s residence and offers an intimate dining experience with just 12 seats and two private... More

on 04 Apr 2024

God Tier signature dish: Open-fire-grilled pigeon at @sazenka

on 04 Apr 2024

💯💯💯💯 EVERYTHING at @sazenka
Crazy delicious and unique Sliced pork belly and eggplant
Wanton Noodle Soup
Almond Tofu 2 Ways Dessert

on 04 Apr 2024

@sazenka 💯💯💯
Szechuan Pufferfish
Fukahire Soup and Silky Rice
The best turnip cake

on 03 Apr 2024

More @sazenka awesomeness
Char Siu BBQ Pork
Pork with Black Vinegar Sauce that tasted like a luxe version of Sweet and Sour Pork
Red Lemon with Jellyfish
Pheasant Wanton Soup

on 02 Apr 2024

Next Level Delicious and Beautiful 💯 @sazenka
Botan Ebi marinated in Shaoxin Wine
Almond Tofu
Hand Clam Spring Roll

on 03 Mar 2024

[한/日/EN] 2023.12 #茶禅華 (Sazenka/ 사젠카)

Restaurant: @Sazenka

"Sazenka", a triple Michelin-starred Japanese-style Chinese cuisine tucked away in the exclusive residential area of Azabu-Juban.
아자부주반 고급 주택가에 위치해서 더 특별한 미슐랭 3스타 일본식 중화요리 전문점 ”사젠카”



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on 19 Feb 2024

To celebrate the year of the dragon, I had the honor of attending a stupendous feast, hosted by Dining Out and @halekulani_okinawa, and featuring Tomoya Kawada of ⭐️⭐️⭐️ @sazenka, who prepared an elaborate full-course dinner under the stars amid the remains of Shuri Castle.

The palace of the Rykyu Kingdom between 1429 and 1879, Shurijo was the main site of the kingdom’s legendary gastrodiplomacy, where the Rykyu royals entertained envoys from Japan, China, and... More

on 08 Feb 2024

What is the future of Chinese food? @andrechiang_sg explores this question in a new series with @wynn.palace. For each event, Andre will collaborate with a different chef in Asia that shares the same desire to push the boundaries of this time-honored cuisine.

The series (and the new year) kicked off with a spectacular feast at @sazenka, a restaurant that thoroughly, effortlessly, and ineffably inhabits the intersection between Chinese and Japanese sensibilities.... More

on 31 Jan 2024

The second half of the @sazenka x Sichuan Moon collaboration menu:

Secret Recipe - King Crab Leg

Simmered Chinese Cabbage

Deep Fried “Gan Shao” Fish

Chicken Noodle Soup

Ice Jelly with Shizuoka Melon Juice

“Sazenka” Honeydew

Sesame Dumpling with White Truffle

Sazenka x Sichuan Moon
Tokyo, Japan
#supermelJapan #supermelTokyo... More

on 30 Jan 2024

Started the year in Tokyo with the epic collaboration between Chef Tomoya Kawada of @sazenka and @andrechiang_sg of Sichuan Moon at @wynn.palace! Since Sichuan Moon is undergoing renovations at the moment, Chef Andre will go on a culinary tour around Asia in the first half of 2024 to explore “New Era Chinese Cuisine” in each city. The first stop was Tokyo at 3* Sazenka - a restaurant based on the concept of Wakon-Kansai 和魂漢才 (Japanese spirit with Chinese... More

on 16 Dec 2023

[한/日/EN] #茶禅華 (Sazenka/ 사젠카)

Restaurant: @Sazenka

"Sazenka", a triple Michelin-starred Japanese-style Chinese cuisine tucked away in the exclusive residential area of Azabu-Juban
아자부주반 고급 주택가에 위치해서 더 독특한, 미슐랭 3스타 일본식 중화요리 전문점 ”사젠카”



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on 04 Sep 2023

2023.08 #茶禅華 (Sazenka/ 사젠카)


Restaurant: @Sazenka

"Sazenka", a triple Michelin-starred (As of 2023), Japanese-style Chinese restaurant a 12-minute walk from Hiroo Station.
히로오역 도보 12분거리에 위치한 미슐랭 3스타 일본식 중화요리전문점 “사젠카”


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10 / 10
on 24 Mar 2023

Wonderful and thankful.

on 04 Feb 2023

Sazenka [茶禅華]
Early Feb, 2023
Tokyo, Japan
1st Visit

Reasons for Visit
- Chinese restaurant with the most accolades in all of Japan
- 4.52 Tabelog Gold Award, Highest ranked Chinese in Japan
- No. 11 in 2022 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants
- No. 59 in 2022 World’s 50 Best Restaurants
- 3 Michelin Stars

- Building used to be part of Germany’s embassy and feels like dining in a wealthy friend’s home in Minami Azabu (pic 1)
- A refined interpretation... More

10 / 10
on 08 Dec 2022

Same menu with different people. Still as good as ever. Arguably the best Shanghai crab in town.

10 / 10
on 03 Nov 2022

Sazenka remains the benchmark for Chinese Japanese food in Tokyo. The precision of the cooking is unparalleled. Their Shanghai crab are better and tastier than is other places. The mapo tofu is so delicious that you want to bring some home.
A truly 3 star places. Every single time

9 / 10
on 03 May 2022

Sazenka, changed menu. Equally good, The precision of the Chef’s cooking is always impressive. His signature dishes, unfortunately never get boring.

10 / 10
on 14 Apr 2022

Sazenka continues to deliver Chinese Japanese food at an extraordinary level. The dishes are always perfectly calibrated, from the subtle hamaguru soup to start the meal to the peppery Szechuan chicken wings. All of them great compositions.
An extraordinary place, quite pricey but truly outstanding food.

10 / 10
on 24 Nov 2021

Shanghai crab season at Sazenka, this mean super high quality, loads of it but also almost painfully expensive. Everyone gets almost 4 crabs during the course of the meal, female and male in various preparations, barely cooked to mixed with shark fin. Astounding the taste.
Of course the classics like Szechuan chicken wing and women cannot be missed. The quail as the main course was exquisite, juicy on the inside and with skin being perfectly cooked to crispy perfection. The Chef is working on his... More

on 02 Jul 2021



#南麻布 #茶禅華 #中華 #ミシュラン三つ星 #牡丹海老 #紹興酒 #活鮎 #春巻き #四川 #唐辛子 #大和豚 #麻婆豆腐 #マンゴープリン #ココナッツアイス... More

on 21 Mar 2021

茶禅華 Sazenka
For hairy crab season. Pretty much the best Chinese restaurant in Tokyo I think. Awesome dry abalone... intense flavours, and then chicken wings! Crab photos further to the right!
#料理 #レストラン #東京 #食事 #food #foodie #foodstagram #stuffieat #kevcheeats #kevchetokyo #kevche #sazenka... More

9 / 10
Top list
on 22 Jan 2021

Any food in Japan which is labeled ethnically is far from what you get locally. The strong influence of Japan always overpowers everything. So it is with this newly minted three star restaurant which is labeled ‘Chinese”.
Chef Tomoya Kawata started his cooking career at 16 at a Chinese restaurant in Tokyo, but then spent long years studying Japanese cooking at Nihonryori Ryugi.
Thus all my Chinese friends would start laughing about the “Chinese” label, but they all would love his food.... More

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4-chōme-7-5 Minamiazabu, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0047, Japan


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