On August 19, 2022, Kyoto's chicken specialty restaurant "Kyo no Toridokoro Hachikian" opened at Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro Main Store.
You can enjoy the taste of this long-established restaurant with a variety of menus, such as the signature dish "Tori no Mizutaki" , as well as the special "Oyako-don" , which has won the Gold Prize in the National Donburi Grand Prix for two years in a row, and the store-limited "Specialty Yaki Gozen" . Same store.
I have just had lunch, so I will introduce the inside of the store and the noteworthy menu with a food report.
"Kyoto no Toridokoro Hakkian", a long-established restaurant in Kyoto where Ken Takakura also visited
Hakkian was founded in 1970. With its main store in Marutamachi, Kyoto, it is a well-known store loved by many celebrities who have visited Uzumasa, Kyoto for photography, including Ken Takakura.
Depending on the purpose and season of the dish, the chef himself carefully selects the chicken and duck, then matures them using his own technique to condense the umami. At Kamo Sukiya Kamo Namba, they deliberately use thigh meat instead of loin, and are devised to provide high-quality fat and texture that overturns the concept of duck meat. I can do it.
This is the sixth store to open in Ikebukuro. In the Kanto region, it will be the third store following the Yokohama Takashimaya store and the Kagurazaka store .
Opened in the restaurant area Spice on the 12th floor. The interior of the store is a calm Japanese modern space
The store is located on the 12th floor of the Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro main store in the restaurant area Spice. It opened in the place where Shinjuku Nakamuraya used to be.
At the store front, almost all main menu meal samples were lined up, excluding single dishes and drinks. It seems that it can be used as a reference for the sense of volume.
The interior of the store is a calm Japanese modern space with wood grain. There were 52 seats, all of which were table seats. As you can see, most of the tables have partitions between them, so you can relax and enjoy your meal.
Also, each table comes with an outlet , so you can charge your smartphone while eating.
Lunch is mainly gozen and set menus. Hot pot and course dishes are available for dinner!
At lunchtime, you can order mainly gozen and set menus.
*All prices below include tax.
・"Specialty Yaki Gozen" 2,750 yen
・"Mizutaki Gozen" 2,200 yen
・"Chicken Saikyo-yaki Gozen" 1,650 yen
・"Chicken hitsumabushi set meal" 1,980 yen
・"Duck bamboo steamer" 1,650 yen
・"Oyako Gozen" 1,650 yen
・"Duck nanban soba" 1,650 yen
・"Kamo Namba" 1,650 yen
・"Oyakodon and Kogamo Nanban Soba Set" 2,420 yen
・"Oyakodon and Kogamo Namba set" 2,420 yen
・"Duck nanban soba and egg over rice set" 1,980 yen
・"Duck namba and egg over rice set" 1,980 yen
・"Children's parent and child udon set" 748 yen
Both menus use Oyama-produced gina chicken and Kyoto-style duck meat.
The highlight is the store-limited menu, "Specialty Yaki Gozen." In addition to Hakkian's signature menu, "Torino no mizutaki" and "Tamagokake gohan," you can enjoy three kinds of small bowls, mizutaki, tempura, steamed egg custard, miso soup, pickles, and sweets.
In addition, the set of "Oyakodon" , which has won the Gold Prize in the National Donburi Grand Prix for two years in a row, and "Kamo Namba" and "Kamo Nanban Soba" , which has many fans, is very popular at other stores.
In addition, there are a la carte dishes such as "Dashi Rolled Egg" and "Roasted Chicken Thigh", and desserts such as unusual "Buckwheat Panna Cotta" and "Hakkian Original Egg Ice Cream", beer, sake, You can order drinks such as shochu, wine, and soft drinks.
At dinnertime, some of the gozen and set menus that can be ordered at lunchtime will not be available, but you will be able to order hotpot and course meals.
・"Bird cooked in water" 5,500 yen
・"Chicken Sukiyaki" 5,500 yen
・"Duck sukiyaki" 6,600 yen
・"Bird cooking course" 7,700 yen
・"Chicken sukiyaki course" 7,700 yen
・"Duck sukiyaki course" 8,800 yen
(Reservations required for courses)
In addition to the main dish, rice porridge (udon for sukiyaki) and sweets
In addition to the main dish, the course meal includes 5 kinds of appetizers, side dishes, rice porridge (udon for sukiyaki), and sweets.
It seems to be attached.
Hakkian's specialty is undoubtedly home-made ponzu sauce with an elegant flavor, and "Tori no mizutaki" ( chicken boiled with chicken), which has surprisingly large cuts of chicken that are chewy and flavorful. It is a gem that has been offered since the beginning.
The chicken soup, which is made by carefully extracting the broth from kombu seaweed, has a rich yet light taste that enhances the taste of the ingredients. The zosui (rice porridge) at the end of the meal is especially excellent, and there are even customers who say, "I came here just to eat the rice porridge."
Real food report on the featured menu such as "Oyakodon and Kogamo Namba Set"!
It was lunch time when I visited the store, so I ordered a variety of gozen and set menus.
Regarding the dishes and ingredients, I asked Mr. Nishina of Sunpark Co., Ltd., who is in charge of PR for Hakkian.
"Oyakodon and Kogamo Namba Set"
The first thing I received was the “Oyakodon and Kogamo Namba Set” .
The extravagant oyakodon, made with Oyama-produced gai chicken and 3 high-quality eggs, has just the right amount of sweet and salty seasoning that will make your chopsticks move!
According to Mr. Nishina, the eggs used are Sagamihara's “Mukashi no Aji Tamago'' eggs , which are characterized by their rich and mild taste.
If you break the egg yolk that looks delicious because it is plump and dark orange, and eat it with chewy chicken and soft-boiled egg with condensed umami, the richness will be tripled or quadrupled. I feel happy to be able to feel it.
If you try the black shichimi from Kyoto's long-established shichimi shop "Gion Hararyokaku" on the table, the rich flavor and the spiciness that will stroke your tongue will bring out the umami of the chicken.
A mini-sized “Kamo Namba” filled with carefully selected Kyoto duck and green Kujo green onions. It is irresistible for green onion lovers.
In Kansai, duck nanban is udon. Hakkian's three Kanto stores serve both udon and soba, but the three Kansai stores, including the main store, do not serve soba. This time, I asked for a set of udon noodles in search of the authentic taste.
The special udon noodles are thin and soft. The duck thigh has no strange smell and you can enjoy the light sweetness of the fat. The contrast with the crisp texture of Kujo green onions with a refreshing aroma is attractive.
The special sauce has a slightly light taste and is very elegant. It's slightly sweet, and it's delicious enough to make you want to order it as a single dish.
Mr. Nishina recommended that I sprinkle Kosansho (also from Gion Hararyokaku).
When I sprinkled plenty of powdered Japanese pepper, the strong scent of Japanese pepper and the tingling numbness tightened the taste, and the perfect dish was completed.
I will never forget this taste. I know that "Kamo Namba" is not complete without powdered Japanese pepper.
"Oyakodon and Kogamo Nanban Soba Set"
This is a mini version of the "Oyakodon and Kogamo Nanban Soba Set" ordered by a guest. Compared to udon, soba also has duck loin and large grilled green onions. It seems that the seasoning is the same, so please use it as you like.
"Specialty Yaki Gozen"
This is also the store-limited menu "Specialty Yaki Gozen" ordered by the attendant.
They have popular Yakkian dishes such as “chicken boiled with water'' and “tamago kake gohan'', so Mr. Nishina says, “If you eat this, you will understand about Yakian .'' There are plenty of small bowls and tempura, and it's also pleasing to the eye.
Mizutaki's white soup is a combination of Oyama-grown chicken bones boiled for a long time and kelp stock, and is completely additive-free. Seasoning is only with salt so that you can enjoy the taste of the ingredients.
I had a mouthful of it, and the flavor of the chicken and vegetables was seeping out.
It's a pity that I can't eat porridge with this flow…! I will have to visit again at dinner time. The original ponzu with a strong citrus flavor was also excellent.
The eggs in the tamago kake gohan are the same as the oyakodon, the “old-fashioned taste of the egg''. The amount of soy sauce is minimal, and the attendees who ate it were satisfied, saying, "You can directly enjoy the umami and richness of the egg."
"Chicken Hitsumabushi Meal"
The last item on our list is the Chicken Hitsumabushi Gozen . Chicken hitsumabushi is quite rare, isn't it?
A special sauce that has been simmered for a long time is used abundantly, and Oyama-grown chicken is grilled plumply. That's what I was talking about.
Juicy chicken has an irresistible aroma. The rice with a sweet sauce like unaju is delicious as it is.
I should have been full, but I swallowed it like a drink. We recommend that you leave plenty of room for the second serving. It was a perfect match with black shichimi and powdered Japanese pepper.
Mr. Kakinuma of Tobu Department Store, who is in charge of Restaurant Street Spice, has the following to say about the new store opening.
"When I was looking for a Japanese restaurant in the restaurant district Spice where customers could relax and enjoy their meals, I felt that Hakkian's elegant atmosphere would be perfect, so I approached him. rice field.
We believe that chicken dishes with a certain taste should please people of all ages. Please feel free to use it for entertainment.”
Among the restaurants in Spice, the prices may seem a little high, but at "Kyoto Toridokoro Hakkian" you can find delicious food that exceeds the price. Please come and visit us.
■ “Kyoto no Todokoro Hakkian Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store” store overview
|opening date||Friday, August 19, 2022|
|address||Directly connected to the Ikebukuro West Exit on the 12th floor of the restaurant area Spice, Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro Main Store|
|business hours||11:00-22:00 (L.O.21:00)|
|Number of seats||52 seats|
*The contents of this article are as of the time of opening (2022/8/19). It may differ from the latest information, so please check the store website for details.
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