Last year's position 28
Years on the list 4
Seiji Yamamoto melds tradition with boundary-pushing ideas
Seiji Yamamoto’s defiant perfectionism and attention to detail are the hallmarks of his Roppongi destination, showcasing a labour-intensive cuisine that respects tradition while using the latest in kitchen gadgetry. Yamamoto is an exponent of modern Japanese cooking while staying true to its roots, with seasons and providence of the Japanese-only ingredients observed religiously. What ends up on the table is always dictated by what ingredients are found at the morning markets.