Tokyo restaurant Review: award-winning Greek restaurant - The Apollo
One of the most luxurious and elegant areas: Ginza, Tokyo has an authentic Greek cuisine place. Take a look what I have experienced there.
The Apollo is located on the 11th Floor of Tokyu Plaza Ginza. The nearest station, Ginza Station is accessible by three lines on the Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line, Hibiya Line and the Marunouchi Line.
If you more adventurous, you could even go from the nearby stations like Yurakucho Station and Ginza Itchoume Station which are both on the Yurakucho Line. Yurakucho Station also has the JR Line running through it so it is a very convenient place.
The Apollo Restaurant
This modern Green restaurant originated from Sydney, Australia and is even an award-winning one. Can you feel how excited I am already? The entrance itself had already wowed me. Just look at how classy it is.
I highly recommend you make reservations because it is really packed on a Saturday afternoon. We made a reservation for The Apollo lunch course at 11:30 AM so it was still relatively early and this is what my view looked like.
The Apollo lunch course starts from JPY3300 per person with three appetizers, one main dish, one side dish, one dessert and a drink at the end. Other than the appetizers, you can make your choice from a few dishes. Some of the menu are at different prices.
However, one interesting thing to note here is that, apparently the Greeks have the tradition of sharing and every choice that you can make is for 2-3 people. So for us who went in a group of six, we went for 3-3. So do discuss with your friends so you guys can come to a compromise! The restaurant will serve the food for 2 or 3.
This was fantastic! I cannot stress how absolutely delicious was. The combination of the warm pita bread and the split pea dip was so heavenly that I really couldn't stop eating. The radish capers were such a wonderful accent to this already delicious dish. My most favourite.
As you can see the salad has a really long name so I'm just going to call it the salad here. This exceeded my expectation. It was simple but so very good. The dressing was really yummy too. When mixed, it looked even prettier so I am going to share the photo below.
The 3 of us picked the Grilled Pork Radicchio for our main to share.
The vegetables on top was slightly bitter which was strangely a good combination to the pork, Greek yoghurt and beets below. The pork was tender and so easy to cut. The combination of the fatty and lean bits were really good too.
Here's a more up-close shot of the pork. I recommend this even if you don't like bitter vegetables. It was a really interesting combination.
The other 3 picked the lamb shoulder. Oh my gosh. This was so tender. It literally melted in my mouth. The lamb smell isn't too bad too.
All of us picked the potatoes as our side dish. This was such a good choice too. The outside was crisp with some salt sticking to it. The insides were soft and fluffy. I really liked that there was a generous amount of herbs as well.
For dessert, all of us went for the same thing as well. This was SO good. The honeycomb on the top wasn't too sweet. The white chocolate was delicious and the sourness of the red bits at the bottom was a perfect combination. It's like having an orchestra of different textures coming together in your mouth.
For the drinks at the end, there was a choice of coffee, latte, Earl Grey in hot and iced, Greek Mountain Tea and the Citrus Lemon Tea which all of us picked. It came with a strainer so it keeps the tea leaves out of your tea. When you want to drink it, you can take the strainer and put it in the little container at the side.
Overall, this is on the pricey side but to be really honest, the location, service, view and the food are so worth it. If you have the budget, take my word, I give a full 5 out of 5. Go for it.
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