Eatrip feels like a sanctuary of calm in Tokyo’s bustling streets. To reach this rustic restaurant, you’ll stroll up a stone path surrounded by lush greenery before coming to a charming old wooden house with an open kitchen and dining space. Owner-chef Yuri Nomura sources some of her produce from her parents – a culinary teacher and organic farmer – along with a network of producers across the country.
We recommend going for the tasting menu (six courses, ¥6,000; eight courses, ¥8,000), which features modern Japanese dishes accented with European flavours. Expect dishes like grilled seasonal vegetables served with black bean hummus, seared sea bream with cabbage cream, as well as grilled Yamagata beef with wild mountain vegetables, black garlic puree and Mimolette cheese. The desserts are not to be missed either; we love the crisp persimmon galette with funky sake lees cream and roasted green tea ice cream.