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The History


Toh-Ka-Lin at the time of opening
This Chinese restaurant was so named by then Foreign Minister Zentaro Kosaka.
His original calligraphy is used as the logo of the restaurant.


Grand Chefs of Chinese Cuisine - past and present Go Ki Bai, first Grand Chef(left)
Liang Shu Neng, presently Honorary Grand Chef(center)
Chen Long Cheng, presently Grand Chef(right)


Anniversary Events
Hong Kong Food Festival to celebrate the Okura's 35th anniversary, with a guest chef from Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong chef (left)
Chinese Imperial Banquet to celebrate the hotel's 40th anniversary (right)


Toh-Ka-Lin at the Expo 2005 Aichi Japan-Exposition of Global Harmon


In 2000 the popular Starlight Lounge was completely renovated and renewed as Chinese Table Starlight serving nouvelle chinois dishes at informal setting.


At the time of opening Teppanyaki was served at Yamazato.


Grand Chefs of Japanese Cuisine - past and present
Kanichi Takahashi (Upper left)
Hideharu Saito (Upper right)
Norimitsu Hoshi (Lower left)
Tadashi Sawauchi, presently Grand Chef, Hotel Okura Tokyo (Lower right)


President Clinton and Prime Minister Miyazawa at Kyubei on the night before the US - Japan meeting during the 1993 Tokyo Summit.


The Okura staff prepared and served a full course Japanese dinner at the Economic Leader's Meeting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Yokohama.


Visitors from all over the world enjoyed Japanese dishes at Yamazato specially opened within the Japan Pavilion during the Shanghai World Expo in 2010.

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