Looking for an out-of-the-world dinner experience to take your friends or loved ones to in Tokyo? Tree by Naked uses a combination of VR technology, projection mapping, lighting, music to create a six-course dinner centred around a tree-themed worldview. From the pre-drinks to desserts at the end, everything is meticulously planned to ensure it fits the theme. I’ve been wanting to check out this place for ages especially since I missed the SWEETS by NAKED exhibition last year so I was really happy I got to go!
During the dinner, we were first led down to the basement floor where we enjoyed a short movie clip describing the life cycle of a tree. Or at least, that’s what I assumed it was about because you know… I can’t really read kanji (despite having studied Japanese for almost 2 years already ^^||).
The dining area was an intimately set space limited to only 8 diners per session (there are only 2 sessions per day and no walk-ins are allowed so make sure to reserve in advance before you go!).
This was my favourite plate in terms of visuals look at how beautiful this is! The projection of a full moon with stars and purple clouds surrounding the dish… I’m in love.
If you’re wondering about the corny captions for the dishes, those are the actual names written on the menu *ahem*. For Phantasm, the actual dish was supposed to be fish but I got mine changed to crab because I have a fish allergy. Thumbs up for good service!
After dinner, we were led to the top floor for desserts and it was my favourite floor in terms of decor. Look at how beautiful it is! I wanted to put on a pair of elf ears and pretend I’m Arwen from Lord of the Rings or something.
TREE by NAKED yoyogi park
Address: 1-10-2 Tomigaya Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Official website: http://treebynaked.jp/
Rates: Dinner Course 6 servings 15,000 yen, Dinner Course 6 servings + Pairing Drink 18,000 yen (tax and service charge included)