There are many restaurants in Tokyo that serve healthy and delicious Japanese set menus, known as “wa-teishoku.” Sangmi is a hidden gem of a teishoku (set meal) restaurant in Otemachi, Tokyo. As editor-in-chief, I had the chance to try their exquisite treats made with organic vegetables, enzyme dressing, and a twist!
Sangmi: A Hidden Restaurant in the Big City
If you’re ever in the vicinity of Tokyo or Otemachi Stations, stop by my recommended restaurant, Sangmi, and enjoy a delicious set meal! Currently, there are mainly Japanese guests, making it a great place to dine with the locals.
To a foreigner, especially a European like myself, Japanese teishoku looks like a work of art. Various sizes and shapes of dishes, each containing the main dish, rice, miso soup, pickles, and other side dishes, are all part of a single work of art. Eating a meal of different flavors served on beautiful Japanese tableware is truly a delightful experience for both the eyes and the palate. The set menus are also not too highly priced, which is nice.
Experience Japanese Set Menus!
Sangmi has a strong commitment to all the ingredients used in its set menus. The rice is made from healthy brown rice and topped with sesame and salt, a perfect combination with rice. They choose seasonal vegetables and use mineral-rich unrefined sugar and purified water for their dishes.
When you hear that the ingredients have been so carefully selected and particular about their quality, you will taste the food with even more awareness of the different flavors. For example, the richness of the egg yolk, the natural sweetness of the vegetables, and the elasticity of the rice grains make for a wonderful dining experience.
One of the highlights of the set meals at Sangmi is their specialty dressing. The original enzyme (kōso) dressing has won first place in Japan for three consecutive years in the “National Gourmet Online Ordering Grand Prix.” More than 60% of the dressing is made from raw organic onions and vegetables, with no chemical seasonings or other additives. It pairs perfectly with the salad and vegetables that come with the set menus. The flavors burst in your mouth with every bite!
For an additional charge, you can also enjoy drinks and healthy desserts at this restaurant.
If you’re looking for an authentic Japanese set meal in Tokyo, be sure to visit Sangmi. Every aspect of the meal is thoughtfully and skillfully presented, from the attention to ingredients to the award-winning dressings.
Sangmi Otemachi Branch
Address: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking East Building (Basement), 1-3-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/jbP2aEH6VBjZrmXd8
Nearest Stations: Otemachi Station, Tokyo Station, Nijubashimae Station