Vietnamese Dining in the Heart of Roppongi
Cyclo is a trendy, semi-casual Vietnamese restaurant located in Roppongi Green Hills. They have a lovely spacious interior with, comfortably dimly lit, with clean tables and interesting decor. The staff are courteous and treat customers well.
Their menu has quite a lot to choose from, all the standards are there: spring rolls, papaya salad, noodles, etc. The food looks great, the portions are generous, but I have to say the taste seems a bit toned down - I'm guessing for Japanese palates. Nevertheless, their "Green Vegetables, Meatball and Vermicelli Soup", was simply amazing. Not only that, they also have a "Coriander Special Menu", with dishes highlighting the herb for those (like me) who can't get enough of it.
With over 75 seats, it seems to me Cyclo (which is Vietnamese for the three-wheeled pedicabs synonymous with the country) would be a great venue for a large party. It's certainly romantic enough to take a date. They're conveniently near the wonderful H&R Roppongi Residence and Hotels, which I recommend and wrote about here:
I had a wonderful experience, but will probably search for something more authentic the next time I'm in the mood for Vietnamese. Still, I recommend everyone go at least once. A complete dinner with drinks for two will cost you from ¥5000-¥7500.
6-1-8 Roppongi, B1F Roppongi
Green Hills, Minato 106-0032, Tokyo
Access by Train: Hibiya or Oedo Lines (Roppongi Station, Exit 3)
Monday-Friday 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-11.00pm
Saturday-Sunday: noon-3pm, 5.30-10.00pm
Former Deep Japan Writer