This restaurant in Ochanomizu takes Japan’s obsession with green tea to the next level. Here you can not only drink but also eat green tea in desserts and even savoury dishes. Since green tea’s signature bittersweet umami flavour makes it a versatile ingredient suited to both the sweet and the savoury, it’s surprising that so few restaurants have taken this route.
Try the Italian vegetable dish bagna càuda with a green tea dip (¥980), the shrimp and mushroom gratin (¥980), or the green tea-infused sausages (¥1,800 for three types). If all this is too leftfield, then stick with the afternoon tea plate (¥2,500), which features more familiar items including matcha ice cream and tea tart. Don’t miss the tea beers (¥790); there’s one version made with matcha and another made with toasty hojicha (roasted green tea). Note that the menu changes regularly.