One of the best things that Japan has brought into this world is, without a doubt, the kotatsu, a wooden table covered with a thick, fluffy blanket and a heat source underneath. Cuddling up under a kotatsu is one of the many blisses of a Japanese winter – and a restaurant called Bane BAGUS in Akasaka Mitsuke is making the most of the kotatsu experience. On its spacious terrace, you can enjoy the beautiful and clear night sky of Tokyo while snuggling up under one such heated table!
Available from November on, the restaurant has expanded its terrace kotatsu from four to seven, as this unique dinner experience has been a massive success in the previous year, now being able to seat a total of 42 people.
While the kotatsu will warm you from the outside, Bane BAGUS’ seafood hot pot will warm you from the inside! The best part about this delicious meal is that after you’ve enjoyed all the savory seafood and veggies cooked in the pot, the rest of the soup is used as shabu-shabu, letting guests boil thinly sliced, flavorful pork while gazing over the city and snuggling up under the blanket. There’s no better way to enjoy cold winter than this! The offal hot pot, a Japanese winter standard, is also available.
After something savory, you’ll want something sweet. Winter in Japan also is tangerine time and a warm kotatsu is always associated with snacking on sweet fruit. As such, look forward to fully ripe and juicy tangerines to make your Tokyo kotatsu experience perfect. But beware – it’s so comfy and cozy, you might not ever want to get up again!
The seafood hot pot (kaisen nabe shabu plan) includes 8 dishes and 2 hours of all-you-can-drink for 5,600 yen per person. The offal hot pot (motsunabe plan) includes 8 dishes and 2 hours of all-you-can-drink for 5,200 yen per person. The 2-hour plans are available for 4 people or more, prior reservation required.
Let’s enjoy a wonderful winter night out under the warm kotatsu at Kotatsu Terrace!
Bane BAGUS Akasaka Mitsuke バネバグース赤坂見附店
- Address 3-10-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo-to 1070052