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Ume no Hana/
Gaienmae: Tofu
₯5412-0855
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This is definitely
an old-school tofu
shop - first you sip
ume tea and listen
to koto music in the
waiting area, then
you're led to a main
dining room that
might remind you of
an upscale family
restaurant. After
the meal you can
browse the "souve-
nir" section next to
the cash register,
which has packaged
tofu items to take
home. The customer
demographic skews
towards more mature
Aoyama shoppers, and
the menu notes the
number of calories
for each set meal.
And the tofu is very
good.

One of the special-
ties here is the
"mineoka dofu" -
sweet and very
creamy, almost
dessert-like in
character. You can
pick from a huge
variety of set meals
and side dishes,
including seasonal
specials, ranging
upwards from Y3600
(Y1900 at lunch-
time). Most sets
have about a dozen
dishes, and some
highlights included
tofu shumai dump-
lings, yuba (tofu-
skin) soup, daikon-
and-maguro sushi
wrapped in yuba, and
of course the soy-
milk (tonyu) sher-
bet. There are a few
premium sake choices
- it's almost an
afterthought - and
they compete for
your attention with
offbeat plum-fla-
vored drinks like
the ume-champagne
cocktail.

Ume no Hana is a
nation-wide chain
with 11 other Tokyo
branches, including
Harumi (03-5144-
8235), Ginza (03-
3538-2226), and Ueno
(03-3834-7712).
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Minato-ku, Minami-
Aoyama 2-27-18,
Aoyama M's Tower
Passage 2F.  Open
11am-3, 5-9pm (LO)
daily.
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