TABLEALL STREAMLINES RESERVATIONS FOR JAPAN’S MOST HARD TO GET INTO RESTAURANTS
TABLEALL, a new online booking platform for Japan’s best and most elusive restaurants, has deciphered the code to simply offering high-end dining to Japan’s most discerning travellers. Their streamlined process is a result of relationships and trust built over years with a curated list of Japan’s top restaurants including, Sushisho Saito, Harutaka, Tempura Motoyoshi, Higuchi, and Suetomi. With an ever-expanding database of diverse restaurants, TABLEALL is the first service to provide convenient restaurant reservations for English-speaking travelers in Japan.
Frequent travellers to Asia’s apex of foodie culture; share one consistent complaint, the difficulty of booking tables at restaurants where they want to dine. Reservations at exclusive restaurants necessitate the assistance of, at minimum, hotel concierges, Japanese friends, and months of pre-planning. TABLEALL is revolutionizing this process and giving unprecedented access and information to cuisine-smart travellers. This easy to use online booking system changes the conversation from ‘where can I get in?’ to ‘where shall we choose today?’ This change in semantics provides the power of choice in dining, and enhances travellers’ experiences, by removing stress from the process.
A 15-year career spent in top-level finance positions with Goldman Sachs, saw Takashi Yamada, founder of TABLEALL, frequently entertaining clients at top restaurants in Japan. These experiences not only allowed him to build connections with Japan’s best chefs, but also gave him a front row seat to the trouble and loss experienced by chefs when reservations are cancelled. His connections with Japan’s restaurants also had him frequently assisting frustrated friends, exasperated by Japan’s non-inclusive methods for booking reservations.
Yamada said, “I knew there had to be a better way. The experience of Japan’s rich food culture is something I love about the country, and is one of the leading causes of tourism, but it is often too inaccessible. Tourism and inclusiveness are very important for Japan’s sustainability. I see TABLEALL as my contribution to Japan’s future.”
Aside from quality, the joy of Japanese dining is often encompassed by education and knowledge; this can sometimes be lost in translation for non-Japanese speaking diners. TABLEALL empowers diners with information. Their site provides exclusive in-depth articles that enhance the dining experience by providing the story behind the chef’s passion, the restaurant’s history, explanations and stories behind the dishes, in addition to beautiful photos. Part of TABLEALL’s appeal, is that they do not charge a membership fee, there is a small booking fee to secure seating, but it is on a per-booking basis. The service also gives customers the option to track their feedback and preferences, so that booking through TABLEALL will provide diners with more bespoke dining experiences. Additionally, diners are able to send private messages directly to the chef after their meal, this allows both chefs and TABLEALL members to build stronger connections and relationships, which ultimately lead to enhanced dining experiences.
TABLEALL is simple to use, provides exclusive information, and provides dining access that enhances any traveller’s journey through Japan.