History of
Tsutsui

Koso Tsutsui, the founder of the restaurant, was born in the town of Ono in Fukui prefecture on May 8, 1912. His grandfather, Rihei Tsutsui, was a traditional indigo dyer. When business started to decline due to advances in chemical dyes, he opened an upscale, traditional restaurant called Konri-tei.

Koso went to Tokyo and worked as an apprentice at Ginza Suehiro. He became independent in 1950, opening a restaurant in Kayabacho-Shinkawa, which he later moved to Akasaka in 1955. Ever since then, his brilliant ideas have become the foundation of Japanese Western-style cuisine.

Because we believe that the pleasures of the table come from being able to enjoy food and that meals should not be a source of apprehension, we have developed Japan's Western-style cuisine which can be eaten with chopsticks.

旧外観
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Japanese Western-style Cuisine

Akasaka Tsutsui is a Japanese Western-style restaurant located 6 minutes on foot from Akasaka Station on the Tokyo Metoro. The restaurant has been serving delicious Western-style food since its founding in 1950. The famous beefsteak bowl created by the restaurant's founder, Koso Tsutsui, is a perennial favorite and continues to evolve and reach even greater heights of flavor.

The restaurant consists of two floors, one at ground level and one below. The ground floor houses the main dining area and private dining rooms, whereas the basement floor consists solely of private dining rooms. Enjoy your meal in a luxurious atmosphere overlooking the waterfall in the garden.

We invite you to savor our Western-style cuisine suited to the Japanese palate.

Akasaka's famous Beefsteak Bowl

Many connoisseurs of Western cuisine have fallen in love with our Beefsteak Bowl. Premium Japanese Black sirloin is marinated in a blend of tamari soy sauce, mirin, and sugar, then excess fat is drawn out over the grill. The result is our pride and joy— meat that is tender and moist, with the sweetness of the marinade blending with melting butter and black pepper.

Lunch Menu

醍醐セット
Daigo Set
¥4,000*Prices exclude tax.

Menu information

  • Appetizer
  • 9 types of hors d'oeuvres
  • House-made dessert
  • Akasaka famous beefsteak bowl (mini)
  • Red miso soup, House
  • made pickles

A la carte

Hamburg Steak
Hamburg Steak
(Your choice of sauce: Japanese style, tomato, or demi-glace)
¥1,850

Plump and juicy Hamburg Steak is made from top grade A5 Japanese Black beef. Choose from three different sauces to suit your tastes.

Crab Cream Croquette
¥1,230

A crispy outer shell encloses a generous amount of snow crab and white sauce. Served with tomato sauce.

Crab Cream Croquette
Grilled pepper chicken from select, free-range chicken
Grilled pepper chicken from select, free-range chicken
¥2,000

Enjoy the natural sweetness and umami of domestically raised chicken specially selected to be the most delicious of the day.

※Prices exclude tax.

Dinner Menu

Weekdays
Enjoy the Japanese atmosphere of the spacious setting.
内観1
◆Akasaka Gozen◆
¥3,600

Menu information

  • Appetizer
  • Crab Cream Croquette
  • Deep fried shrimp
  • Teriyaki scallops
  • Beef stew
  • Ginger Beef (shogayaki)
  • Seasonal dish
  • Rice, red miso soup, pickles

Prices exclude tax.

赤坂御膳
Holidays
Special occasion dining in the private rooms on the lower level.
内観2
◆Hinokizaka Course◆
¥6,000

Menu information

  • Appetizer
  • 2 appetizers
  • Seasonal sashimi
  • Fried platter
  • Marseille stew (mini)
  • Salad
  • Meat dish
    [Choose from Akasaka famous beefsteak bowl, beef stew, tongue stew, or ginger beef (all mini sized).]
  • Rice, red miso soup, pickles
  • House-made dessert
檜坂コース

A la carte

とんかつ
Omurice (omelette rice)
¥1,540

Omurice (omelette rice) served by a Western cuisine restaurant, reminiscent of the past. Three eggs are used, and homemade tomato ketchup sauce is poured on the smooth surface. The ingredients that are cut slightly larger and the unique ketchup rice provide for an enjoyable texture.

Beef fillet cutlet
100g ¥4,700
150g ¥6,900
180g ¥8,200

Thick-cut beef loin has a crispy batter but stays rare in the center. The more you chew, the more the flavor of the meat comes out in this extravagant dish.

牛フィレ
魚料理
Fish of the Day
¥2,000~

The freshest fish of the season, cooked according to the best methods for that particular fish. Select a method to suit your tastes, such as salt-grilling or sauté.

※Prices exclude tax.

Drink

Sake

Jikon Tokubetsu Junmai (Mie) Tokkuri (sake flask) ¥1,900
Glass ¥1,300
Kokuryu Tokusen Ginjo (Fukui) Tokkuri (sake flask) ¥1,700
Glass ¥1,150
Hiroki Junmai Daiginjo (Fukushima) Tokkuri (sake flask) ¥1,800
Glass ¥1,260
Sharaku Junmai Ginjo (Fukushima) Tokkuri (sake flask) ¥1,300
Glass  ¥860
Kamoshibito Kuheiji
Junmai Daiginjo (Aichi)
Tokkuri (sake flask ¥1,350
Glass  ¥900
日本酒

WINE

Champagne

Moet et Chandon Brut Imperial 750ml ¥11,000
375ml  ¥7,000
Dom Pérignon 750ml ¥32,000

White wine

Vin de Pays du Var (Chardonnay) 750ml ¥5,300
Chablis Domaine de Pisse Loup (Chardonnay) 750ml ¥6,000
Puligny-Montrachet 750ml ¥14,300

Red wine

Sirius (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) 750ml ¥4,800
Au Bon Climat “Tsubaki Label” (Pinot Noir) 750ml ¥6,000
Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 750ml ¥16,800
ワイン

Shochu

Onoya (Wheat) Bottle ¥4,700
glass  ¥620
Sato (Wheat) Bottle ¥6,200
glass  ¥760
Kawagoe (Potato) Bottle ¥5,700
glass  ¥720
Sato Black (Potato) Bottle ¥9,500
glass ¥1,150
Ganbou Taru Kichi 40% (Rice) Bottle ¥7,200
glass  ¥950
Ichinojo Asahi (Brown sugar) Bottle ¥4,000
glass  ¥530
焼酎

Other

【Beer】

Suntory Master's Dream (draft) Small glass ¥520 / ¥680
Ebisu (medium bottle) ¥700
Asahi Super Dry (medium bottle) ¥700
Suntory Premium Malts (small bottle) ¥550
Kirin Lager (small bottle) ¥500
Kirin Free (no alcohol beer) ¥520
Suntory All Free ¥520
Sapporo Free ¥520

【Cocktail】

Cassis and soda ¥620
Fuzzy Navel ¥710

【Whiskey&Brandy】

Suntory Hibiki Japanese Harmony ¥650/bottle ¥13,000
The Macallan Single Malt Whisky (12 years) ¥950/bottle ¥17,000
Wild Turkey (8 years) ¥520/bottle ¥8,000

【Digestif】

Aragoshi Plum ¥550
Aragoshi Peach ¥550

※Prices exclude tax.

Seating

There are private dining rooms on both the ground floor and the lower level.

【Notes on private dining rooms】
・Please refrain from bringing children on weeknights.
・A separate 10% service charge will apply.

Lower level

店内1

For 2 to 6 persons.
Kotatsu table with a sunken area underneath for legs.

店内2

Dining tables in Japanese style room.
For 2 persons onwards.

店内3

For 4 to 10 persons.
These serene private dining rooms have sunken kotatsu tables.

店内4

For 6 to 10 persons.
Garden-facing room with an open and spacious atmosphere.

店内5

For 8 to 14 persons.
Only available with order of Nambuzaka course or above.

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店内6
店内7

Tables for 2 persons onwards.
Large and open space.