The Oak Door
6TH FLOOR, GRAND HYATT, 6-10-3 ROPPONGI,
It is not easy finding a restaurant serving Thanksgiving dinner in Tokyo. Not that many do. I love turkey and I love turkey stuffing but I was a little too late at trying to get a reservation. I was first aiming for Thanksgiving dinner at the Ekki Bar and Grill at the Four Seasons Marunouchi but they were fully booked. My other option was the Oak Door at the Grand Hyatt Roppongi, a much bigger restaurant with dark interiors on the 6th floor and a cosy bar that seems like a cool place to hangout. They had availability.
Dinner is a set menu that is quite pricey, about 9500 yen++. The starter was a smoked trout salad with apple, candied pecans, pomegranate seeds and cider vinaigrette.
The smoked trout salad
I found the salad to be particularly fresh and delicious. The mixture of all the ingredients created the perfect concoction.
The next course was a pumpkin and barley soup which was the perfect comfort soup.
Pumpkin and Barley soup
The roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing main course came immediately after.
Roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing
I found the turkey main course to be just so-so. The stuffing though delicious was a little dry and the gravy poured over the turkey was minimal. It definitely wasn’t the comfort food turkey meal that I expected to warm my tummy, but then again, Oak door is a hotel restaurant. Maybe my expectations were too high.
The pecan pie dessert however cheered me up.
My verdict, the dinner wasn’t really worth the price but judging from the delicious salad and soup I do believe the Oak Door has some potential and I might come back to try other courses in the future.