Mitsui TaipeiPosted By Jennifer Ho Jun 28 2011 · 0 comments · Dining Out
Mitsui is elegant, sophisticated and chic. With slick black granite floors and tables, stylish wood/glass partitions and an understated, minimalistic decor, the restaurant is known to cater to celebrities, mobsters and famous politicians as well as the local elite. The service is impeccable here. The ratio of the wait staff to the clientele is almost one to one – that is how well taken care of each individual at the restaurant is. Or at least that’s how it feels, and that’s what counts. The minute we sat down, we got bowls of tea, wet towels to clean our hands with and additional cutlery to match what we ordered. Our bags and jackets, leaning on the backs of our seats, had black bags put over them so as to ensure nothing would get dirty.
Ordering a bottle of hot sake to drink, we had the set menu which included some premium melt-in-your-mouth sashimi, grilled fish, hairy crab, a hot pot, and some Kobe beef that we cooked ourselves shabu shabu style. For dessert we had a scoop of green tea ice cream accompanied by some fresh fruit as well as a small red bean cake. I can’t even begin to explain how good it tasted. This is, unequivocally, the best Japanese food I have ever had. You’ll have to come here for yourself to know what I’m talking about.
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